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Daß du bei mir magst weilen, Wo doch mein Leben dunkel ist Und draußen Sterne eilen Und alles voll Gefunkel ist, Daß du in dem Getriebe Des Lebens eine Mitte weißt, Macht dich und deine Liebe Für mich zum guten Geist. In meinem Dunkel ahnst du Den so verborgnen Stern. Mit deiner Liebe mahnst du Mich an des Lebens süßen Kern.
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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, pages 311-312.
- by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Für Ninon", written 1927 [author's text checked 2 times against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Ferdinand Gerhardt , "Für Ninon", 1953 [ voice and piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Othmar Schoeck (1886 - 1957), "Für Ninon", op. 44 (Zehn Lieder nach Gedichten von Hermann Hesse) no. 9 (1929), published 1931 [ voice and piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Justus Hermann Wetzel (1879 - 1973), "Für Ninon " [ voice and piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "For Ninon", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Research team for this text: John Versmoren , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 61
That you like to remain with me When my life is, after all, dark And outside, the stars hasten And everything is full of a sparkling, That in the bustle of life You know of a center, Makes you and your love A benign spirit for me. In my darkness you discern The star that is so concealed. With your love you remind me Of the sweet core of life.
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2018 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Für Ninon", written 1927
This text was added to the website: 2018-01-16
Line count: 12
Word count: 70