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Meinem Bruder

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn wir jetzt die Heimat wieder sehen,
Gehen wir bezaubert durch die Stuben,
Bleiben lang im alten Garten stehen,
Wo wir einst gespielt als wilde Buben.

Und von jenen Herrlichkeiten allen,
Die wir draußen in der Welt erbeutet,
Will uns keine freun mehr und gefallen,
Wenn daheim die Kirchenglocke läutet.

Stille gehen wir die alten Wege
Durch das grüne Land der Kindertage,
Und sie werden uns im Herzen rege[,]
Fremd und groß wie eine schöne Sage.

Ach, und alles, was auf uns mag warten,
Wird den reinen Glanz doch nicht mehr haben
Wie vorzeiten, da wir noch als Knaben
Falter fingen, jeder Tag im Garten.

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 209-210.

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) , "To my brother", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "À mon frère", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-06-14 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2019-01-19 12:22:16
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