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

Ein Hof liegt in der stillen Nacht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Ein [Hof]1 liegt in der stillen Nacht,
Ein Bauernhof, drin keiner wacht
Und keiner wache Nächte kennt.

Ein Heimatzauber kommt von dir
Und weht in die Gedanken mir
Den Frieden, den kein Name nennt.

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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 67.

1 Zintl: "Haus"

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


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This text was added to the website: 2009-04-30
Line count: 6
Word count: 34

A farm lies in the quiet night
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
A [farm]1 lies in the quiet night,
A farmyard, in which no one keeps watch
And no one knows wakeful nights.

A homeland magic comes from you
And wafts into my thoughts
The peace that no name can speak.

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Translations of title(s):
"Der stille Hof" = "The quiet farm"
"Das stille Haus" = "The quiet house"
"Ein Hof liegt in der stillen Nacht" = "A farm lies in the quiet night"

1 Zintl: "house"

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This text was added to the website: 2017-11-19
Line count: 6
Word count: 39