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Es wird dir sonderbar erscheinen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es wird dir sonderbar erscheinen,
Daß ich zuweilen wie ein Knabe
Nicht schlafen kann vor lautem Weinen
Und bitterlich das Heimweh habe,
 
Und daß ich tagelang in Träumen
Hinschlendre mit geheimem Leid
An fremden, stillen Gartensäumen,
Gedenkend meiner Kinderzeit ...


Translation(s): ENG

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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 70.


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) , "It will seem strange to you --", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-05-06.
Last modified: 2018-08-31 17:11:20
Line count: 8
Word count: 40

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It will seem strange to you ‑‑

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

It will seem strange to you
That now and then I, like a boy,
Cannot sleep for loud weeping
And bitterly suffer from homesickness,

And that, with secret suffering,
For days I drift about in dreams
Along unfamiliar, quiet garden edges,
Thinking of my childhood ...


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Es wird dir sonderbar erscheinen --", written 1900
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Manfred Frischknecht, Heinrich Pestalozzi, Immo Schneider. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2018-05-19.
Last modified: 2018-05-19 10:20:59
Line count: 8
Word count: 46