Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Schweigen und entsagen lernen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Schweigen und entsagen lernen,
Das ist unser Erdenlauf;
Tönend blüh'n in sel'gen Fernen
Einst die stummen Saaten auf.

Confirmed with Gedichte von Fridr. Baron de la Motte-Fouqué, Zweyter Theil, Neueste Auflage, Wien: Bey B. Ph. Bauer, 1818, page 57


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "To learn to fall silent and to abjure", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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To learn to fall silent and to abjure
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
To learn to fall silent and to abjure,
That is our journey upon earth;
Someday in the blessed distances
The mute sowing shall flourish resoundingly.


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