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Lauer Regen, Sommerregen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Lauer Regen, Sommerregen
Rauscht von Büschen, rauscht von Bäumen,
Oh, wie gut und voller Segen,
Einmal wieder satt zu träumen!

War so lang im Hellen draussen,
Ungewohnt ist mir dies Wogen:
In der eignen Seele hausen,
Nirgends fremdwärts hingezogen.

Nichts begehr ich, nichts verlang ich,
Summe leise Kindertöne,
Und verwundert heim gelang ich
In der Träume warme Schöne.

Herz, wie bist du wund gerissen
Und wie selig, blind zu wühlen,
Nichts zu denken, nichts zu wissen,
[Nur zu fühlen, nur zu fühlen!]1

Translation(s): ENG

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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 235-236.

1 Sometimes given incorrectly as "Nur zu atmen und zu fühlen"
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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