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Beim Wiederlesen des Maler Nolten

Language: German (Deutsch)

Bescheiden klopf ich wieder an dein Tor
Und tret in den geliebten Garten ein,
Da atm ich meiner Jugend Lieblingsflor
Aufs neue mit geschärften Sinnen ein.

Herüber duftet aus der Jugendzeit
Begeisterung entrückter Lesestunden,
Doch hab ich nie so tief wie jetzt im Leid
Geliebter Dichtung innigen Wert empfunden.

Aus kühlen Grotten ruft mir Blütenglut
Und süße Leidenschaft ihr Lied ins Herz,
Und heilig wird, was sonst so wehe tut;
Die Dichtung winkt, und lächeln lernt der Schmerz.

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 234.

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


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) , "Upon rereading Maler Nolten", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "En relisant Le peintre Nolten", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-05-20.
Last modified: 2018-08-08 13:12:05
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