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Eine rote Sonne liegt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Eine rote Sonne liegt
In des Teiches tiefen Fluten,
Ein verirrter Falter fliegt
Über Schilf und Weidenruten.

Alles, was mein Herz verlor,
Jugendmut und Kinderfrieden,
Schlummert hier im gelben Rohr,
Einsam, stumm, weltabgeschieden.

Wie ein breites Abendrot
Liegt mein Leben und mein Leiden,
Ruhig wie ein dunkles Boot
Meine Träume drüber gleiten.

Über meinen wilden Sinn
Ist ein Frieden ausgegossen;
Was ich war und was ich bin,
Ist in einen Traum zerflossen.

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 35.

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) , "A red sun rests", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-05-01.
Last modified: 2018-08-28 12:50:44
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