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Holder Schein, an deine Spiele

Language: German (Deutsch)

Holder Schein, an deine Spiele
Sieh mich willig hingegeben;
Andre haben Zwecke, Ziele,
Mir genügt es schon, zu leben.

Gleichnis will mir alles scheinen,
Was mir je die Sinne rührte,
Des Unendlichen und Einen,
Das ich stets lebendig spürte.

Solche Bilderschrift zu lesen,
Wird mir stets das Leben lohnen,
Denn das Ewige, das Wesen,
Weiß ich in mir selber wohnen.

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 246.

Submitted by Emily Ezust and Sharon Krebs


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (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: 2009-05-04.
Last modified: 2018-03-20 12:01:43
Line count: 12
Word count: 60

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