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Der Abend

by Franz Schubert

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Der Abend
German source: Kosegarten, Ludwig

Der Abend blüht,
Temora glüht
Im Glanz der tiefgesunken Sonne.
Es küsst die See
Die Sinkende,
Von Ehrfurcht schaudernd und von Wonne.

Nacht hüllt den Strand,
Temora schwand.
Verlodert sind des Spätroths Gluthen.
Das Weltmeer grollt,
Und gluthroth rollt
Der Vollmond aus den düstern Fluthen.

The Evening
English translation © Todd E. Sullivan

The evening blossoms,
Temora glows
in the lustre of the setting sun.
The sinking sun
kisses the lake,
trembling in reverence and ecstasy.

Night covers the beach,
Temora fades away.
The sunset’s glow is extinguished.
The great sea roars,
And bloody swims the moon
Upon the gloomy flood.

Der Abend
German source: Kosegarten, Ludwig

The Evening
English source: Todd E. Sullivan

Der Abend blüht,
The evening blossoms,
Temora glüht
Temora glows
Im Glanz der tiefgesunken Sonne.
in the lustre of the setting sun.
Es küsst die See
The sinking sun
Die Sinkende,
kisses the lake,
Von Ehrfurcht schaudernd und von Wonne.
trembling in reverence and ecstasy.

Nacht hüllt den Strand,
Night covers the beach,
Temora schwand.
Temora fades away.
Verlodert sind des Spätroths Gluthen.
The sunset’s glow is extinguished.
Das Weltmeer grollt,
The great sea roars,
Und gluthroth rollt
And bloody swims the moon
Der Vollmond aus den düstern Fluthen.
Upon the gloomy flood.

Composer

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He…

Poet

Kosegarten, Ludwig

Ludwig Gotthard Kosegarten, also known as Ludwig Theobul or Ludwig Theoboul, was a German poet and Lutheran preacher. Kosegarten was born in Grevesmühlen, in the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After studying theology at the University of…

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