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Leg mir aufs Haar

Language: German (Deutsch)

Leg mir aufs Haar
Die Hand; schwer ist mein Haupt,
Was meine Jugend war,
Hast du geraubt.

Unwiederbringlich ist dahin
Der Jugend Glanz, der Freude Born,
Der mir so unerschöpflich golden schien,
Und überblieben Weh und Zorn
Und Nächte, Nächte ohne End,
In denen wild und fieberheiß
Der alten Liebeslüste Kreis
Mein waches Träumen wund durchrennt.

Nur noch in Stunden seltner Rast
Tritt manchmal meine Jugend her
Zu mir, ein scheuer, blasser Gast,
Und stöhnt, und macht das Herz mir schwer ...

Leg mir aufs Haar
Die Hand; schwer ist mein Haupt.
Was meine Jugend war,
Hast du geraubt.

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 92-93.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [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) , no title, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-06-02.
Last modified: 2019-01-05 14:05:54
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