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

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Wieder schreitet er den braunen Pfad
Von den stürmeklaren Berge nieder,
Wieder quellen, wo der Schöne naht,
Liebe Blumen auf und Vogellieder.

Wieder auch verführt er meinen Sinn,
Daß in dieser zart erblühten Reine
Mir die Erde, deren Gast ich bin,
Eigentum und holde Heimat scheine.

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 144.


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Spring", subtitle: "(May 1907)", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2019, (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: 2009-05-01
Line count: 8
Word count: 46

Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Once more [spring] strides along the brown path
Down from the storm-cleared mountains,
Again, everywhere the beautiful one nears,
Dear flowers and bird songs well forth.

Again my spirit, too, is seduced,
That in this delicately blossoming purity
The earth, whose guest I am, can seem
To be my own and my lovely homeland.

Subtitle: "(May 1907)"


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-28
Line count: 8
Word count: 54