by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Wo ist mein Traum geblieben
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Wo ist mein Traum geblieben,
Mein rosenroter - von Frauen
In Gärten und ihrem Lieben
In Nächten, warmen, blauen?

Wo ist mein Traum geblieben,
Mein Traum von Rossedampf
Und Siegen, Wunden und Hieben
Und blutrot hellem Kampf?

Im Glase dunkelt Burgunder
Und treibet leichten Schaum --
O warum gingst du unter,
Jugend, du schöner Traum?

About the headline (FAQ)

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 64.


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "What happened to my dream", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Où est passé mon rêve", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2014-01-27
Line count: 12
Word count: 54

What happened to my dream
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
What happened to my dream,
My rose-red dream - of women
In gardens and of their loving
In nights, warm, blue [nights]?

What happened to my dream,
My dream of steaming horses
And victories, wounds and blows
And blood-red bright battles?

In my glass burgundy glows darkly
And bubbles forth a light foam --
Oh why did you sink away,
Youth, you beautiful dream?

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This text was added to the website: 2014-01-27
Line count: 12
Word count: 63