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Language: German (Deutsch)

Im alten loderlohen Glanze,
In aller schwelgerischen Pracht
Steigt heute vor dir auf der ganze
Traum jener schwülen Sommernacht.

Und zitternd in verträumten Lüsten
Drückst du verzweifelt, heiß und wild
Die vollen, schönen, oftgeküßten,
Blutroten Lippen auf mein Bild.

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 47.

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani 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) , "Anniversary", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Anniversaire", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-04-29.
Last modified: 2018-09-01 17:22:20
Line count: 8
Word count: 39

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Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

In the old wildly flaming radiance,
In all the opulent splendour,
Today before you rises the entire dream of 
That humid summer night.

And trembling in dreamy passions,
Despairing, hotly and wildly, you
Press your full, beautiful, oft-kissed 
Blood-red lips upon my picture.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Jahrestag", written 1899 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Othmar Schoeck. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2018-10-08.
Last modified: 2018-10-08 05:04:31
Line count: 8
Word count: 43