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Vorwurf

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Nacht fällt ein, 
Das Fest verloht, 
Die Fackeln im Garten 
Verleuchten rot. 

Du nickest leicht 
Mir gute Nacht --
Du hast diesen Abend 
So viel gelacht! 

Du hast diesen Abend 
So viel gesprochen, 
Und ein ungegebenes 
Wort mir gebrochen.


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 73.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and 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) , "Reproach", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Reproche", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-04-29.
Last modified: 2018-03-25 12:39:29
Line count: 12
Word count: 39

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Reproach

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Night descends,
The festival dies down,
The torches in the garden
Extinguish redly.

Lightly you nod
Good night to me --
This evening you have
Laughed so much!

This evening you have
Spoken so much,
And you broke a promise
To me that you did not make.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Vorwurf", written 1901 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wolfgang Rolf Ackermann, Sándor Jemnitz, Immo Schneider, Othmar Schoeck, Carl von Szelle. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2018-01-19.
Last modified: 2018-01-19 13:07:40
Line count: 12
Word count: 46