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

Huldigung
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Schöne, Liebe, die du alle Klagen
Meiner ruhelosen Seele stillst,
Alles Schwere will ich gerne tragen,
Wenn nur du mich nicht verlassen willst.

Meiner heißen Jugend Flammen steigen
Jeden Tag zu einem wilden Brand,
Um sich dankbar und beglückt zu neigen
Einem Winke deiner weißen Hand.

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 136.


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Homage", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Hommage", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2014-10-21
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Hommage
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Belle, amour, toi qui calmes
Toutes les douleurs de mon âme sans repos,
Je supporterais avec plaisir tous les fardeaux
Si seulement tu voulais ne pas me quitter.

Les flammes de ma brûlante jeunesse croissent
Chaque jour jusqu'à faire un incendie,
Pour décroître, reconnaissantes et comblées
Sur un signe de ta blanche main.

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This text was added to the website: 2017-02-08
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