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Bist allein im Leeren

Language: German (Deutsch)

Bist allein im Leeren,
Glühst einsam, Herz,
Grüßt dich am Abgrund
Dunkle Blume Schmerz.

Reckt seine Äste
Der hohe Baum Leid,
Singt in den Zweigen
Vogel Ewigkeit.

Blume Schmerz ist schweigsam,
Findet kein Wort,
Der Baum wächst bis in die Wolken,
Und der Vogel singt immerfort.


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 234-235.


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 © 2017, (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: 2007-05-25.
Last modified: 2018-08-09 21:38:30
Line count: 12
Word count: 46

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When you are alone in emptiness

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

When you are alone in emptiness,
Glowing solitarily, heart,
At the abyss you are greeted
By the dark flower, pain.

When the tall tree,
Suffering, spreads its branches,
In the branches there sings
The bird, eternity.

The flower pain is taciturn,
Finds no word,
The tree grows up into the clouds,
And the bird sings unceasingly.


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About the headline (FAQ)

Translations of title(s):
"Blume, Baum, Vogel" = "Flower, tree, bird"
"Traumlandschaft" = "Dream landscape"


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Blume, Baum, Vogel", written 1916 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wolfgang Rolf Ackermann, Dietrich Ammende, Joachim Faber-Krause, Wilhelm Fehres, Günther Langenberg, Helmut Paulsen, Willi Schuh, Leo Stromwasser, Grete Wilhelm, A. E. Wöhr. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2017-04-12.
Last modified: 2017-04-12 13:36:45
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Word count: 56