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Zunachten

Language: German (Deutsch)

Laufeuchte Winde schweifen,
Nachtvögel hört man überm Ried
Mit schweren Flügeln streifen
Und fern im Dorf ein Fischerlied.

Aus niegewesenen Zeiten
Sind trübe Sagen angestimmt
Und Klagen um ewige Leiden;
Weh dem, der sie bei Nacht vernimmt!

Laß klagen, Kind, laß rauschen!
Rings ist die Welt vom Leide schwer.
Wir wollen den Vögeln lauschen
Und auch dem Lied vom Dorfe her.


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 133.


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) , "At night", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Tombée de la nuit", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-05-01.
Last modified: 2018-07-12 15:50:17
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