Hermann Hesse

(2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962 / Calw, Württemberg)

On A Journey


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 rain fall, and snow fall,
And the winds come and go.


Translated by James Wright


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Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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