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Über mir im Blauen reisen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Über mir im Blauen reisen
Wolken, die mich heimwärts weisen.

Heimwärts in die namenlose Ferne,
In das Land des Friedens und der Sterne.

Heimat! Soll ich deine blauen
Schönen Ufer niemals schauen?

Dennoch ist mir, hier im Süden müßten
Nah sein und erreichbar deine Küsten.

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 98-99.

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: 2009-05-15 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-09-01 12:15:30

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In the blue above me travel

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

In the blue above me travel
Clouds that point the way home for me.

Homeward into the nameless distance,
Into the land of peace and of stars.

Homeland! Shall I never see
Your lovely, blue shores?

Nevertheless it seems to me that here in the south
Your coasts must be near and reachable.

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Translations of title(s):
"Fiesole" = "Fiesole"
"Über mir im Blauen reisen" = "In the blue above me travel"


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Fiesole", written 1901, first published <<1915 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ferdinand Carl Jungwirth, Franz Krause, Robert Leukauf, Richard Maux, Immo Schneider, Justus Hermann Wetzel, Franz Xaver Zintl. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2018-05-19 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-05-19 10:30:54

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Word count: 53