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Mit einem Liederheft

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun bückst du dich nieder
Und machst die Schleife los,
Nun liegen meine Lieder
In deinem seidenen Schoß.

Nun treten die Fehle
Einer vergangenen Zeit
Vor deine erschrockene Seele.
Ich aber reise schon weit.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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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 45.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


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) , "With a book of poems", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Avec un cahier de poèmes", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2014-09-04.
Last modified: 2014-09-04 11:48:42
Line count: 8
Word count: 34

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With a book of poems

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Now you are bending down
And undoing the ribbon,
Now my poems are lying
In your silken lap.

Now the errors of a
Past time step
Before your startled soul.
I, however, am already travelling far away.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Mit einem Liederheft", written 1900 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Herbert Brust, Manfred Frischknecht, Richard Maux, Immo Schneider, Franz Xaver Zintl. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2014-09-04.
Last modified: 2014-09-04 11:48:50
Line count: 8
Word count: 37