Hermann Hesse
Calw, Württemberg
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At Night On The High Seas

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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 my friends
And my gaze sinks into their gazes
And I ask each one, silent, alone:
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John Taylor 07 November 2020
Hesse gives one such a feeling of delight, when you read his poetry.
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Dr Antony Theodore 06 June 2019
Then I free myself wholly From all activity and all the love And stand silent and breathe purely, Alone, alone cradled by the sea.. the great Hermann Hesse. tony
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M Asim Nehal 05 October 2016
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Brian Jani 13 May 2014
Hermann Amazing poetic skills here
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Dennis Green 17 August 2011
This is a wonderful piece. I just love it so much. Maybe at first view it conveys isolation, loss, sadness - but as a comment on the depth of ones inner self and the sometimes fleeting ways of the world's 'white noise' is incomparable...
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Martin Janis 16 March 2010
My guess is that the last line contains a typographical error and should read: and no greeting and no answer comes from anywhere
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Maggie Engeran 10 April 2009
This is one of my favorite poems of all time.. great addition thanks.
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