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Busch und Wiese, Feld und Baum

Language: German (Deutsch)

Busch und Wiese, Feld und Baum
Stehen in begnügtem Schweigen,
Jeder ganz sich selbst zu eigen,
Jeder tief in seinem Traum.

Wolke schwebt und lichter Stern,
Wie zu hoher Wacht berufen,
Und der Berg mit steilen Stufen
Türmt sich dunkel, hoch und fern.

Alles weilt und hat Bestand,
Ich allein mit meinen Schmerzen
Treibe fern von Gottes Herzen
Weiter ohne Sinn durchs Land.

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 206.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and 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) , copyright © 2018, (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: 2009-05-01 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-08-11 11:49:16

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Bush and meadow, field and tree

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Bush and meadow, field and tree
Stand in contented silence,
Each belonging utterly to itself,
Each deep in its dream.

The cloud drifts and the luminous star,
As if called to keep a lofty watch,
And the mountain with its steep steps
Towers darkly, high and distant.

Everything tarries and is lasting,
Only I with my pain
Drift far from the heart of God,
Meaninglessly onward through the land.

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Translations of title(s):
"Gang bei Nacht" = "Walk at night"
"Gang durch die Nacht" = "Walk through the night"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2018 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Gang bei Nacht", written 1933 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Albert Broechin, Werner Bühler, Heinz-Otto Hoffmann, Max Kowalski, Hans-Hermann Kurig, Ernst Märki, Edmund Nick, Wilhelm Rettich, Heinz Sälter, Winfried Schreiter, Karl Franz Schwarz, Peter Suitner, Rudolf Wagner-Régeny. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2018-02-09 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-02-09 09:44:17

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