EINKLANGHARMONY
Nikolaus Lenautrans. Brian Cole
Um Mitternacht entstand dies Lied,
Zwölfmal erklang das Glockenerz,
(Als mir ein schöner Tag verschied,)
Und zwölfmal Antwort gab mein Herz
Im dumpfen Strophensang
dem dumpfen Glockenklang.
About midnight was born this song,
The clock struck twelve in notes of brass,
(Just as a lovely day passed on),
And twelve times answer gave my heart
In muffled tones in rhyme
With muffled sound of chimes.

Trans. copyright © Brian Cole 2002 - trans. commissioned by Apollon-Stiftung, Bremen.


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