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Wenn Kummer hätte zu töten Macht

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Arabic (العربية)

Wenn Kummer hätte zu töten Macht,
Er müßte tötlich dies Herz durchbohren;
Und ließ' ein Glück sich zurückbeschwören,
Mein Seufzen hätt' es zurück beschworen.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Die Verwandlungen des Abu Seid von Seruq oder die Makamen des Hariri von Friedrick Rückert, Vierte Auflage, Stuttgart: Verlag der J. G. Cottaschen Buchhandlung, 1864, page 36.


Submitted by Emily Ezust

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "If sorrow had the power to kill", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Si le chagrin avait le pouvoir de tuer", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Als treurnis iemand vermoorden kon", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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If sorrow had the power to kill

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

If sorrow had the power to kill,
it would have stabbed fatally through this heart;
and if even a glimmer of happiness could have been summoned,
my sighs would have brought it back entirely.


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