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Draußen auf den warmen Wiesen Will ich nach den Wolken sehen Und die müden Augen schließen Und ins Träumeland hinüber Hin zu meiner Mutter gehen. Oh, sie hat mich schon vernommen! Leise geht sie mir entgegen, Der ich ferneher gekommen, Meine Stirne, meine Hände, Still in ihren Schoß zu legen. Wird sie jetzt nach Dingen fragen, Die ich nur mit Scham gestehe Und mit bitterlichen Klagen? Nein, sie lacht! Sie lacht und freut sich Meiner lang vermißten Nähe.
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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 138.
- by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Traum von der Mutter", written 1904, appears in Neue deutsche Lyriker III , in Irrwege, first published 1919 [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 Hermann Grabner (1886 - 1969), "Traum von der Mutter", 1950/1 [ voice and piano ], from Acht Hermann Hesse-Lieder, no. 6 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Johannes Schmiedel (b. 1921), "Traum von der Mutter ", 1983 [ voice and guitar ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Johannes Schmiedel (b. 1921), "Traum von der Mutter ", op. 106 no. 1 (1986) [ voice and piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Dream of my mother", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Rêve de ma mère", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2009-05-06
Line count: 15
Word count: 78
Outside upon the warm meadows I shall look toward the clouds And close my weary eyes And wander over to my mother In the land of dreams. Oh, she has already perceived me! Quietly she walks toward me, Who came from far away, To lay my brow, my hands Silently into her lap. Shall she now ask about things To which I admit only with shame And with bitter lamentations? No, she laughs! She laughs and rejoices in My nearness, which she has missed for a long time.
- 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), "Traum von der Mutter", written 1904, appears in Neue deutsche Lyriker III , in Irrwege, first published 1919
This text was added to the website: 2018-03-10
Line count: 15
Word count: 88