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

Und jede Nacht derselbe Traum
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Ein Traum: du stehest fern und still,
Es schlägt mein Herz beklommen --
O Mutter, Mutter kannst du nicht 
Zu mir herüberkommen?

Und jede Nacht derselbe Traum!
Es schluchzt mein Herz beklommen --
O Mutter, warum willst du nicht 
Zu mir herüberkommen?

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 108-109.


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "And every night the same dream", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Et chaque nuit le même rêve", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] , Roland Kupper

This text was added to the website: 2008-11-17
Line count: 8
Word count: 40

And every night the same dream
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
A dream: you stand far away and silently,
My heart beats, oppressed --
Oh mother, mother, can you not
Come across to me here?

And every night the same dream!
My heart sobs, oppressed --
Oh mother, why do you not wish to
Come across to me here?

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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-14
Line count: 8
Word count: 46