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Meine Lieder stehen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Meine Lieder stehen
Vor deiner Tür,
Sie klopfen an und [bücken]1 sich:
Öffnest du mir?

Meine Lieder haben
Einen seidenen Klang
[Dem Rauschen deines Kleides gleich]2
Im Treppengang.

Meine Lieder tragen
Ein Düften lind,
Ganz wie in deinem Lieblingsbeet
Der Hyazinth.

Meine Lieder kleidet
Ein schweres Rot,
Das deinem seidnen Kleide gleich
Knistert und loht.

Meine schönsten Lieder
Gleichen ganz dir.
Sie stehn an [der Pforte und bücken sich:
Öffnest]3 du mir?


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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O. Schwind sets stanzas 1-2, 4-5

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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 40.

1 Schwind: "beugen"
2 Schwind: "Wie das Rauschen deines Kleides"
3 Schwind: "deiner Pforte / Öffnest"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-05-21.
Last modified: 2018-03-24 13:18:04
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My poems stand

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

My poems stand
Before your door,
They knock and bow:
Will you open for me?

My poems have
A silky sound
Like the rustling of your dress
In the stairwell.

My poems carry
A gentle scent,
Quite like your favourite flowerbed
Of hyacinths.

My poems are clothed
In heavy red
That, like your silk dress,
Crackles and blazes.

My loveliest poems
Are exactly like you.
They stand at [your gate and bow]1:
Will you open for me?


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Translations of title(s):
"Der Page" = "The pageboy"
"Im Scherz" = "In jest"

1 Schwind: "your gate"

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Im Scherz", written 1898 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wilhelm Lache, Immo Schneider, Olga Schwind, Franz Xaver Zintl. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2018-01-03.
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