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Courage, my heart, take leave and fare thee well !


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Narad

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This is a poem from Hermann Hesse, a German poet and writer, entitled "Stufen" (“Steps”).

Steps

As every blossom fades
and all youth sinks into old age,
so every life’s design, each flower of wisdom,
attains its prime and cannot last forever.
The heart must submit itself courageously
to life’s call without a hint of grief,
A magic dwells in each beginning,
protecting us, telling us how to live.

High purposed we shall traverse realm on realm,
cleaving to none as to a home,
the world of spirit wishes not to fetter us
but raise us higher, step by step.
Scarce in some safe accustomed sphere of life
have we establish a house, then we grow lax;
only he who is ready to journey forth
can throw old habits off.

Maybe death’s hour too will send us out new-born
towards undreamed-lands,
maybe life’s call to us will never find an end
Courage my heart, take leave and fare thee well.

Stufen

Wie jede Blüte welkt und jede Jugend
Dem Alter weicht, blüht jede Lebensstufe,
Blüht jede Weisheit auch und jede Tugend
Zu ihrer Zeit und darf nicht ewig dauern.
Es muß das Herz bei jedem Lebensrufe
Bereit zum Abschied sein und Neubeginne,
Um sich in Tapferkeit und ohne Trauern
In andre, neue Bindungen zu geben.
Und jedem Anfang wohnt ein Zauber inne,
Der uns beschützt und der uns hilft, zu leben.

Wir sollen heiter Raum um Raum durchschreiten,
An keinem wie an einer Heimat hängen,
Der Weltgeist will nicht fesseln uns und engen,
Er will uns Stuf' um Stufe heben, weiten.
Kaum sind wir heimisch einem Lebenskreise
Und traulich eingewohnt, so droht Erschlaffen,
Nur wer bereit zu Aufbruch ist und Reise,
Mag lähmender Gewöhnung sich entraffen.

Es wird vielleicht auch noch die Todesstunde
Uns neuen Räumen jung entgegen senden,
Des Lebens Ruf an uns wird niemals enden...
Wohlan denn, Herz, nimm Abschied und gesunde!
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Uploaded: Sep 25, 2009 - 03:23:58 AM
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2009 - 03:23:58 AM Last Played: Nov 18, 2017 - 02:05:47 PM
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Feter said 3004 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Courage
This is deep .. the whole wall of sound with the
oboe and the melancholy weep just impressive ..
wonderful passages ....so poetic ...thnx alot
for sharin !!!!
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magnatone said 3004 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Courage
Love Herman Hesse, and this music is just beautiful Harald! Wonderful way to start the morning, thanks for posting!
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Henke said 3004 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Really beautiful
Excellent piece of classical music. Very soothing after a long week of work. Thanks.

/Henke
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Name: Narad
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Harald Dastis was born 1952, in Germany. He has now lived in France since 1975. Harald is a poet, painter, and a musician of 9 years. He is also a professional german teacher. Narad has a passion for Indian spiritualism and his music is inspired by a... [see more]

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