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Im Walde blüht der Seidelbast

Language: German (Deutsch)

Im Walde blüht der Seidelbast,
Im [Graben]1 liegt [noch]2 Schnee;
Das du mir heut' geschrieben hast,
Das Brieflein tat mir weh.

[Jetzt]3 schneid' ich einen Stab im Holz;
Ich weiß ein ander Land,
Da sind die [Jungfern]4 nicht so stolz
Dem Lieben abgewandt.

Im Walde blüht der Seidelbast,
Kein Brieflein tut mir weh,
Und das du mir geschrieben hast,
Schwimmt draußen auf dem See, 
Schwimmt draußen auf dem Bodensee, 
Ja draußen auf dem See.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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F. Steiner sets lines 1-4, 9-12

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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 143.

1 Frommlet: "Garten"
2 Brugk: "der"
3 Löffler: "Nun"
4 Brugk: "Mädchen"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Donderwinkel 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) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Randonnée", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2018-08-16 11:46:53

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