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Tropfen sinken, die Luft ist bang

Language: German (Deutsch)

Tropfen sinken, die Luft ist bang.
Noch geht kein Wind.
Ein Trunkener singt die Straße entlang.
Sein Lied ist irr und schwach wie ein Kind.

Nun schweigt er ganz:
Der Himmel zerreißt
Und grell im blauweißen Glanz
Der Blitze die Straße gleißt.

Wie Getrabe von weißen Rossen
Rauscht Regen heran.
Alles Licht erlosch, alle Form zerrann,
Stürzende Wogen halten mich eingeschlossen.

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, pages 155-156.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Pierre Mathé [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 © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2013-03-04.
Last modified: 2018-06-18 18:13:19
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Word count: 61

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