Hermann Hesse

A Swarm Of Gnats – Hermann Hesse

A Swarm Of Gnats – Hermann Hesse

Many thousand glittering motes Crowd forward greedily together In trembling circles. Extravagantly carousing away For a whole hour rapidly vanishing, They rave, delirious, a shrill whir, Shivering with joy against death. While kingdoms, sunk into ruin, Whose thrones, heavy with gold, instantly scatt... »

At Night On The High Seas – Hermann Hesse

At Night On The High Seas – Hermann Hesse

At night, when the sea cradles me And the pale star gleam Lies down on its broad waves, Then I free myself wholly From all activity and all the love And stand silent and breathe purely, Alone, alone cradled by the sea That lies there, cold and silent, with a thousand lights. Then I have to think of ... »

How Heavy The Days – Hermann Hesse

How Heavy The Days – Hermann Hesse

How heavy the days are. There’s not a fire that can warm me, Not a sun to laugh with me, Everything bare, Everything cold and merciless, And even the beloved, clear Stars look desolately down, Since I learned in my heart that Love can die. ~ How Heavy The Days – Hermann Hesse Hits: 14 »

 I Know, You Walk– – Hermann Hesse

 I Know, You Walk– – Hermann Hesse

I walk so often, late, along the streets, Lower my gaze, and hurry, full of dread, Suddenly, silently, you still might rise And I would have to gaze on all your grief With my own eyes, While you demand your happiness, that’s dead. I know, you walk beyond me, every night, With a coy footfall, i... »

Lonesome Night – Hermann Hesse

Lonesome Night – Hermann Hesse

You brothers, who are mine, Poor people, near and far, Longing for every star, Dream of relief from pain, You, stumbling dumb At night, as pale stars break, Lift your thin hands for some Hope, and suffer, and wake, Poor muddling commonplace, You sailors who must live Unstarred by hopelessness, We sh... »

Lying In Grass – Hermann Hesse

Lying In Grass – Hermann Hesse

Is this everything now, the quick delusions of flowers, And the down colors of the bright summer meadow, The soft blue spread of heaven, the bees’ song, Is this everything only a god’s Groaning dream, The cry of unconscious powers for deliverance? The distant line of the mountain, That b... »

On A Journey – Hermann Hesse

On A Journey – Hermann Hesse

Don’t be downcast, soon the night will come, When we can see the cool moon laughing in secret Over the faint countryside, And we rest, hand in hand. Don’t be downcast, the time will soon come When we can have rest. Our small crosses will stand On the bright edge of the road together, And... »

The Poet – Hermann Hesse

The Poet – Hermann Hesse

Only on me, the lonely one, The unending stars of the night shine, The stone fountain whispers its magic song, To me alone, to me the lonely one The colorful shadows of the wandering clouds Move like dreams over the open countryside. Neither house nor farmland, Neither forest nor hunting privilege i... »

Thinking Of A Friend At Night – Hermann Hesse

Thinking Of A Friend At Night – Hermann Hesse

In this evil year, autumn comes early… I walk by night in the field, alone, the rain clatters, The wind on my hat…And you? And you, my friend? You are standing–maybe–and seeing the sickle moon Move in a small arc over the forests And bivouac fire, red in the black valley. You... »

Without You – Hermann Hesse

Without You – Hermann Hesse

My Pillow gazes upon me at night Empty as a gravestone; I never thought it would be so bitter To be alone, Not to lie down asleep in your hair. I lie alone in a silent house, The hanging lamp darkened, And gently stretch out my hands To gather in yours, And softly press my warm mouth Toward you, and... »