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Meine Jugend war ein Gartenland

Language: German (Deutsch)

Meine Jugend war ein Gartenland,
Silberbrunnen sprangen in den Matten,
Alter Bäume märchenblaue Schatten
Kühlten meiner frechen Träume Brand.

Dürstend geh ich nun auf heißen Wegen
Und verschlossen liegt mein Jugendland,
Rosen nicken übern Mauerrand
Spöttisch meiner Wanderschaft entgegen.

Und indes mir fern und ferner singt
Meines kühlen Garten Wipfelrauschen,
Muß ich inniger und tiefer lauschen,
Wie es schöner noch als damals klingt.

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 204-205.

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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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: 2009-04-29.
Last modified: 2018-11-08 22:15:54
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