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An die Melancholie

Language: German (Deutsch)

Zum Wein, zu Freunden bin ich dir entflohn,
Da mir vor deinem dunklen Auge graute,
In Liebesarmen und beim Klang der Laute
Vergaß ich dich, dein ungetreuer Sohn.

Du aber gingest mir verschwiegen nach
Und warst im Wein, den ich verzweifelt zechte,
Warst in der Schwüle meiner Liebesnächte
Und warest noch im Hohn, den ich dir sprach.

Nun kühlst du die erschöpften Glieder mir
Und hast mein Haupt in deinen Schoß genommen,
Da ich von meinen Fahrten heimgekommen:
Denn all mein Irren war ein Weg zu dir.


Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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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 201-202.


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) , "To melancholy", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "À la mélancolie", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Alla malinconia", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-05-21.
Last modified: 2018-07-12 15:46:32
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