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Die ganze Straße war in Ruh

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die ganze Straße war in Ruh 
Und nur dein Fenster war noch rot,
In deinem Zimmer warst nur du,
Du und der Tod. 

Die Nacht war wolkenschwarz und trieb
Verdorrte Blätter träg in Reihn.
Sie sprach zu mir: Ich hab dich lieb,
Laß mich herein.

Dein Licht erlosch; ich war allein.
Da ward mein Fenster aufgemacht,
Und lange sassen wir zu zwein,
Ich und die Nacht.


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 24.


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 © 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: 2009-04-30.
Last modified: 2018-08-16 11:50:02
Line count: 12
Word count: 66

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