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Der Dichter

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schöne Verse einer Dame zu Ehren,
Lustige Schwänke mit Worten, die silbern lachen,
Abenteuer und Fabeln will ich euch lehren
Von Helden, Frauen, Schwänen und bösen Drachen.

Aber von jenen Dingen, 
Die in der Nacht aus dumpfem Traum
Traurig und sehnlich steigen
Und von denen allein zu singen
Alle Saiten der Seele begehren,
Von denen will ich euch lehren
Zu schweigen.

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 142.

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) , "The poet", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le poète", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-05-23.
Last modified: 2018-03-24 13:03:32
Line count: 11
Word count: 61

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