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Ein Wändeviereck, blaß, vergilbt und alt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein Wändeviereck, blaß, vergilbt und alt,
Ehmals von Pordenones Hand bemalt. 

Die Bilder fraß die Zeit. Du siehest nur 
Mit schwachem Umriss hier und dort die Spur

Verwaschener Fresken noch: ein Arm, ein Fuß --
Vergangener Schönheit geisterhafter Gruß. 

Ein Kind mit Augen auf, die lustig lachen 
Und den Beschauer seltsam traurig machen.


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 76-77.


Submitted by John Versmoren and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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