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

Frühling
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG FRE FRI ITA NOR SAN SPA
In dämmrigen Grüften
Träumte ich lang
Von deinen Bäumen und blauen Lüften,
Von deinem Duft und Vogelsang. 

Nun liegst du erschlossen
In Gleiß und Zier,
Von Licht übergossen
Wie ein Wunder vor mir. 

Du kennst mich wieder,
Du [lockest]1 mich zart,
Es zittert durch all meine Glieder
Deine selige Gegenwart.

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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 45.

1 Strauss: "lockst"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La primavera", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Geart van der Meer) , "Voorjaar", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , "Lente", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Spring", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Spring", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Printemps", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian [singable] (Geart van der Meer) , "Maityd", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Francesco Campanella) , "Primavera", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Vår", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SAN Sanskrit (संस्कृतम्) (Holger Christian Teipel-Jahr) , "वसन्तः", copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Abel Alamillo Fernández) , "Primavera", copyright © 2005, (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: 50

Spring
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
In twilit grottos
I dreamed for a long time
Of your trees and blue breezes,
Of your scent and bird song.

Now you lie revealed
In radiance and adornment,
Suffused with light,
Like a miracle before me.

You recognize me,
You entice me gently
Through all my limbs trembles
Your blissful presence.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-28
Line count: 12
Word count: 52