by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Spätblau
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
O reine, [wundervolle]1 Schau,
Wenn du aus Purpurrot und Gold
Dich ebnest friedvoll, ernst und hold,
Du leuchtendes Späthimmelblau!

Du mahnst an eine blaue See,
Darauf das Glück vor Anker hält
Zu seliger Rast. Vom Ruder fällt
Der letzte Tropfen Erdenweh.

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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 53.

1 I. Schneider: "wunderbare"

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Late blue", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Bleu du soir", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Bleu du soir
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ô pur et merveilleux spectacle
Quand émergeant des ors et des pourpres,
Tu t'étales, serein, sérieux et charmant
Bleu lumineux dans le ciel du soir !

Tu rappelles le bleu d'un lac
Sur lequel le bonheur jette l'ancre
Pour une halte bienheureuse. Des rames tombe
La dernière goutte de terrestre douleur.

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This text was added to the website: 2019-12-13
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Word count: 51