On A Journey Poem by Hermann Hesse

On A Journey

Rating: 3.4


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

Monday, January 13, 2003
Topic(s) of this poem: journey
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ramesh T A 05 September 2015

Nice optimistic note! It is encouraging to read indeed!

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Rahman Henry 05 September 2015

wonderful beauty of a death poem. I've translated Hermann Hesse's poems into my native language Bengali. I salute this Nobel laureate for his beautiful poems. Here is the Bengali Version of this poem: ????????? ?? ?????? ??? . ????? ??? ??, ?????? ??? ????? ??? ???? ????? ???? ???????????? ???? ?????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ????, ?? ???? ???? ???, ???????? ????? ???? ??? ??, ??? ?????? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ?????? ??? ??? ????????? ?????? ??????? ???? ???? ???????-????????, ?? ?????? ?????, ?? ??? ????, ?? ????? ???????? ??? ?????????? . ???????: ????? ?????

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Rahman Henry 05 September 2015

Bengali Version of this poem] Bengalized (Translated into Bengali) by Rahman Henry. ????????? ?? ?????? ??? . ????? ??? ??, ?????? ??? ????? ??? ???? ????? ???? ???????????? ???? ?????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ????, ?? ???? ???? ???, ???????? ????? ???? ??? ??, ??? ?????? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ?????? ??? ??? ????????? ?????? ??????? ???? ???? ???????-????????, ?? ?????? ?????, ?? ??? ????, ?? ????? ???????? ??? ?????????? . ???????: ????? ?????

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Pranab K Chakraborty 05 September 2015

Our small crosses will stand On the bright edge of the road together, ..... Intense the tragic melody of individual's esteemed glimpses!

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Dutendra Chamling 12 November 2015

...Don't be downcast, the time will soon come When we can have rest... really beautiful lines.

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Dutendra Chamling 12 November 2015

...Don't be downcast, the time will soon come When we can have rest... Beautiful.

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Gajanan Mishra 05 September 2015

and the winds come and go, beautiful- only truth..

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Michael Morgan 05 September 2015

Overall, a much under-rated poet. His novels were the rage in my day, on all the campuses, where his veneration amounted to something of a culte. His slightly over-ripe romanticism, in the right context, still strikes a chord. Very Germanic, in the old sense. The Night is his proscenium.

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Pranab K Chakraborty 05 September 2015

Our small crosses will stand On the bright edge of the road together, ..... Intense the tragic melody of individual's esteemed glimpses!

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