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Hab ich nur geschrieben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Teilen kann ich nicht das Leben,
Nicht das Innen, noch das Außen,
Allen muß das Ganze geben,
Um mit euch und mir zu hausen.
Immer hab ich nur geschrieben,
Wie ichs fühle, wie ichs meine,
Und so spalt ich mich, ihr Lieben,
Und bin immerfort der Eine.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , title 1: "I have only written", copyright © 1989, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-05-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:22
Line count: 8
Word count: 47

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I have only written

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I cannot divide life 
into an inside and an outside. 
In order to live with you and myself, 
I must give all of you the whole of me.
Always, I have just written 
as I felt, as I thought. 
In this way, dear friends, I split myself 
and at all times remain one.

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Text added to the website: 2009-03-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:10
Line count: 8
Word count: 53