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O wie sind heut die Berge schön!

Language: German (Deutsch)

O wie sind heut die Berge schön!
Der feuchte blaue Himmel lacht,
Und durch die Täler braust mit Macht
Von Süden her der wilde Föhn.

Der ferne Jura blaut wie Samt
Aus dunstig weißer Fläche her,
Auf allen Alpen ist ein Meer
Von silberweißem Licht entflammt.

Der mondelange Winter wich,
Schon manchem grünen Hang hinan
Blüht Knabenkraut und Enzian --
Nun, meine Seele, freue dich!

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 511-512.

Submitted by 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) , "Swiss spring", copyright © 2014, (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: 2014-03-01.
Last modified: 2018-07-24 19:41:58
Line count: 12
Word count: 64

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