by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Auch zu mir kommst du einmal
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Auch zu mir kommst du einmal,
Du vergißt mich nicht,
Und zu Ende ist die Qual
Und die Kette bricht.

Noch erscheinst du fremd und fern,
Lieber Bruder Tod.
Stehest als ein kühler Stern
Über meiner Not.

Aber einmal wirst du nah
Und voll Flammen sein --
Komm, Geliebter, ich bin da,
Nimm mich, ich bin dein.

G. Schumann sets stanza 1

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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 251.


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Mort, ma sœur", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il viandante alla Morte", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2007-05-25 00:00:00
Last modified: 2018-07-12 15:43:20
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Word count: 56

Il viandante alla Morte
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Verrà quel giorno in cui mi sarai accanto,
so che non mi hai dimenticato,
avrà una fine ogni mio tormento
dalle catene sarò liberato.
 
Mi appari ancora straniera e remota,
ma mi sei cara, sorella Morte.
Come una stella lontana ed immota
Tu vegli fredda sulla mia sorte.
 
Ma un giorno tu verrai al mio cospetto
Con la tua fiamma mi farai calore.
Vieni, mia amata, vieni, ti aspetto,
io ti appartengo, prendimi pure.

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Text added to the website: 2007-06-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:23
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Word count: 74