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Ausflug im Herbst

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nach Abend wendet
Herbstsonne den Lauf,
Metallen blendet
Der See herauf.

Gipfel im weißen,
Eisigen Glast;
Bergwinde reißen
Das Laub vom Ast.

Die Augen versagen
Vor Wind und Licht,
Aus fernen Tagen
Erinnerung spricht.

  Die Wanderfreuden
Der Jugendzeit
Von weit, von 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, pages 570-571.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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) , "Excursion in autumn", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Excursion en automne", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2014-01-27.
Last modified: 2018-08-01 18:15:27
Line count: 16
Word count: 46

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Excursion en automne

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Vers le soir tourne
La course du soleil d'automne,
L'éblouissement métallique
Du lac atteint les cimes.

Sommet en blanc,
Éclat glacé ;
Le vent de la montagne arrache
Les feuilles des branches.

Mes yeux défaillent
Devant lumière et vent,
Des jours lointains
Parlent les souvenirs.

La joie de marcher,
La jeunesse
Retentissent ici,
De loin, de loin …

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Ausflug im Herbst", written 1934 ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Hermann Unger. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-01-09.
Last modified: 2017-02-16 14:15:08
Line count: 16
Word count: 58