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by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

Gavotte
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
In einem welken Garten singt
Zum Brummbaß eine Violine,
Ein altes Paar im Takte springt
Und lächelt kühl mit müder Miene.

Und jeder weiß; der andere denkt,
Wie anders doch vor zwanzig Jahren,
Wie heiß und handinhandgedrängt
Dieselben alten Tänze waren.

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 22.


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Gavotte", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Gavotte", copyright © 2018, (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: 2009-06-07
Line count: 8
Word count: 41