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Fünf Gedichte von Hermann Hesse

Word count: 353

Song Cycle by Franz Krause (1889 - ?)

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1. Weiße Rose in der Dämmerung [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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Traurig lehnst du dein Gesicht
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2. Gebet an die Schönheit [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "To Beauty", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Gib uns deine milde Hand!
Von der Mutter Hand gerissen
Irren wir in Finsternissen
Kinder durch ein fremdes Land.

Manchmal wenn es dunkel war,
Schenkte eine Heimatweise
Deiner Stimme wunderbar
Licht und Trost der bangen Reise.

Wandrer ohne Ziel und Pfad
Irren wir in dunklen Weiten;
Wolle du uns gnädig leiten,
Bis der große Morgen naht!


Confirmed with Hermann Hesse Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, pages 58-59.


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3. Genesung [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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


Lange waren meine Augen müd
Und vom Rauch der Städte bang verschleiert,
Nun erwacht ich schaudernd. Feste feiert
Jeder Baum und jeder Garten blüht.

Wieder wie ich einst als Knabe sah,
Seh ich fröhlich durch die sanften Weiten
Engel ihre weißen Flügel breiten
Und die Augen Gottes blau und nah.


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 133.


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4. Im Nebel [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE IRI ITA

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  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "In the mists", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Dans le brouillard", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "Sa cheobhrán", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Nebbia", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Seltsam, im Nebel zu wandern!
Einsam ist jeder Busch und Stein,
Kein Baum sieht den andern,
Jeder ist allein.

Voll Freunden war mir die Welt,
Als noch mein Leben licht war;
Nun, da der Nebel fällt,
Ist keiner mehr sichtbar.

Wahrlich, keiner ist weise,
Der nicht das Dunkel kennt,
Das unentrinnbar und leise
Von allen ihn trennt.

Seltsam, im Nebel zu wandern!
Leben ist Einsamsein.
Kein Mensch kennt den andern,
Jeder ist allein.


Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, pages 136-137.


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5. Ode an Hölderlin [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Ode to Hölderlin", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Freund meiner Jugend, zu dir kehr ich voll Dankbarkeit
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