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

Vorwurf
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Die Nacht fällt ein, 
Das Fest verloht, 
Die Fackeln im Garten 
Verleuchten rot. 

Du nickest leicht 
Mir gute Nacht --
Du hast diesen Abend 
So viel gelacht! 

Du hast diesen Abend 
So viel gesprochen, 
Und ein ungegebenes 
Wort mir gebrochen.

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 73.


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Reproach", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Reproche", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2009-04-29
Line count: 12
Word count: 39

Reproche
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
La nuit tombe,
La fête s'apaise,
Dans le jardin les flambeaux
S'éteignent rougeoyants.

Tu me fais signe
En souhaitant bonne nuit –
Durant cette soirée
Tu as tant ri !

Durant cette soirée
Tu as tant parlé,
Et une parole non donnée
M'a brisé.

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This text was added to the website: 2017-06-17
Line count: 12
Word count: 44