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Ohne Liebe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie über eines tiefen Brunnens Rand,
So fallen Tage mir und Nächte nun
Leer, ohne Lust noch Leid noch Lied noch Tun
Gleich welken Sommerrosen aus der Hand.

Ich achte nicht, wie mir die Zeit vergeht,
Ich sehe nur, wie meiner Liebe Stern
Weitab gewendet schattenhaft und fern
Am bleichen Himmel meines Lebens steht.


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 89.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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) , "Without love", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Sans amour", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-04-30 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-03-22 21:44:58

Line count: 8
Word count: 54

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Without love

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

As over the edge of a deep well,
Days and nights now fall from my hand --
Empty, neither with joy nor pain nor song nor action --
Like wilting summer roses.

I do not heed how time passes for me,
I only see how the star of my love,
Turned far away from me, shadow-like and distant,
Stands upon the pale sky of my life.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Ohne Liebe", written 1901 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Beckert, Ferdinand Gerhardt, Karl Hasse, Walther Hecklinger, Sándor Jemnitz, Philippine Schick, Heinz Zabel. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2019-05-01 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-01 10:01:47

Line count: 8
Word count: 64