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Wald läßt die Blätter sinken

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wald läßt die Blätter sinken,
Talnebel hängen schwer,
Es hat der Strom kein Blinken,
Der Wald kein Rauschen mehr.

Da kommt der Sturm gepfiffen
Und schüttelt lichtes Haar
Und fegt mit festen Griffen
Das Land vom Nebel klar.

Er schont nicht Laub nicht Äste,
Nichts Hübsches ist ihm wert,
Der Vogel bangt im Neste,
Der Bauer friert am Herd.

Räum auf und brich in Scherben,
Was nimmer halten mag,
Und reiß aus Nacht und Sterben 
Empor den lichten Tag!


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 224.


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

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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: 2009-04-30.
Last modified: 2018-06-19 17:38:07
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