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März

Language: German (Deutsch)

An dem grünbeflognen Hang
Ist schon Veilchenblau erklungen,
Nur den schwarzen Wald entlang
Liegt noch Schnee in zackigen Zungen.
Tropfen aber schmilzt um Tropfen hin,
Aufgesogen von der durstigen Erde,
Und am blassen Himmel oben ziehn
Lämmerwolken in beglänzter Herde.
Finkenruf verliebt schmilzt im Gesträuch:
Menschen, singt auch ihr und liebet euch!


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 277.


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) , "March", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Mars", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-05-04.
Last modified: 2018-07-12 15:42:45
Line count: 10
Word count: 52

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March

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Upon the green-bedusted slope
The blue of violets has already been heard,
Only along the black forest
Snow still lies in jagged tongues.
But drop upon drop melts away,
Soaked up by the thirsty earth,
And upon the pale heavens above
Lamb-like clouds drift in a radiant herd.
The call of finches melts, love-lorn, in the bushes:
People, sing as well and love each other!


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "März", subtitle: "(Februar 1921)", written 1921 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Werner Bühler. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2018-02-13.
Last modified: 2018-02-13 13:24:25
Line count: 10
Word count: 65