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Blick nach Italien

Language: German (Deutsch)

Über dem See und hinter den rosigen Bergen
Liegt Italien meiner Jugend gelobtes Land,
Meiner Träume vertraute Heimat.
Rote Bäume sprechen vom Herbst.
Und im beginnenden Herbst
Meines Lebens sitz' ich allein,
Schaue der Welt ins schöne grausame Auge,
Wähle Farben der Liebe und male sie,
Die so oft mich betrog,
Die ich immer und immer noch liebe.
Liebe und Einsamkeit,
Liebe und unerfüllbare Sehnsucht
Sind die Mütter der Kunst;
Noch im Herbst meines Lebens
Führen sie mich an der Hand,
Und ihr sehnliches Lied
Zaubert Glanz über See und Gebirg
Und die abschiednehmende, schöne Welt.



Translation(s): ENG

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 269.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs

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    * ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "View toward Italy", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2014-10-21.

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