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Der Brief

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es geht ein Wind von Westen,
Die Linden stöhnen sehr,
Der Mond lugt aus den Ästen
In meine Stube her.

Ich habe meiner Lieben,
Die mich verlassen hat, 
Einen langen Brief geschrieben,
Der Mond scheint auf das Blatt.

Bei seinem stillen Scheinen,
Das über die Zeilen geht,
Vergisst mein Herz vor Weinen
Schlaf, Mond und Nachtgebet.


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 121.


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) , "The letter", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La lettre", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2018-08-13 09:58:12
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