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

Ausflug im Herbst
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Nach Abend wendet
Herbstsonne den Lauf,
Metallen blendet
Der See herauf.

Gipfel im weißen,
Eisigen Glast;
Bergwinde reißen
Das Laub vom Ast.

Die Augen versagen
Vor Wind und Licht,
Aus fernen Tagen
Erinnerung spricht.

  Die Wanderfreuden
Der Jugendzeit
Herüberläuten
Von weit, von weit . . .

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 570-571.


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Excursion in autumn", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Excursion en automne", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2014-01-27
Line count: 16
Word count: 46

Excursion en automne
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Vers le soir tourne
La course du soleil d'automne,
L'éblouissement métallique
Du lac atteint les cimes.

Sommet en blanc,
Éclat glacé ;
Le vent de la montagne arrache
Les feuilles des branches.

Mes yeux défaillent
Devant lumière et vent,
Des jours lointains
Parlent les souvenirs.

La joie de marcher,
La jeunesse
Retentissent ici,
De loin, de loin …

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This text was added to the website: 2017-01-09
Line count: 16
Word count: 58