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Lange waren meine Augen müd Und vom Rauch der Städte bang verschleiert, Nun erwacht ich schaudernd. Feste feiert Jeder Baum und jeder Garten blüht. Wieder wie ich einst als Knabe sah, Seh ich fröhlich durch die sanften Weiten Engel ihre weißen Flügel breiten Und die Augen Gottes blau und nah.
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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 133.
- by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Genesung", written c1904 [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 Franz Dietsch (1904 - 1971), "Genesung", published 1956 [ four-part mixed chorus a cappella ], from Wege und Ziel - ein Zyklus von 5 Gedichten von Hermann Hesse, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Franz Krause (1889 - ?), "Genesung", op. 15 no. 3, published 1958 [ voice and piano ], from Fünf Gedichte von Hermann Hesse, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Scheicher , "Genesung ", 1917 [ voice and piano ], from Zwei Gesänge nach Worten von Hermann Hesse, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Karl Franz Schwarz , "Genesung ", 1948 [ voice and piano (or orchestra?) ], from Musik des Einsamen, no. 13 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Ernst Ludwig Uray (1906 - 1988), "Lange waren meine Augen müd'" [ voice and piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , 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: 2009-05-04
Line count: 8
Word count: 50
Long were my eyes weary And anxiously veiled by the smoke of the cities, Now I wakened with a shudder. Festivals are being Celebrated by every tree and every garden is blooming. Once again as I did back then as a lad, I see angels spread their white wings Joyfully through the gentle expanses And [see] the eyes of God blue and near.
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Translations of title(s):
"Genesung" = "Recovery"
"Lange waren meine Augen müd'" = "Long were my eyes weary"
- 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), "Genesung", written c1904
This text was added to the website: 2018-05-30
Line count: 8
Word count: 63