by William Blake (1757 - 1827)
Translation Singable translation © by Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov (b. 1948)

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER GER ITA
To see [a]1 World in a Grain of Sand,
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And Eternity in an hour.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Proverbe VII", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Walter A. Aue) , "Eine Welt zu sehn in dem Körnchen Sand", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Vedere un mondo in un grano di sabbia", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Прорицание
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the English 
В песчинке Мир найти сумей,
Вселенную — в цветах полей,
Зажать в ладони Бесконечность,
И в миг один увидеть Вечность.

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

  • by Elena Olegovna Firsova (b. 1950), "Прорицание", subtitle: "Augury", op. 38 (1988), first performed 1992 [mixed chorus and large symphony orchestra], Boosey & Hawkes, London · Sikorski, Hamburg [
     text verified 1 time
    ]

Researcher for this text: Dmitri Smirnov

Text added to the website: 2009-11-02 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:26
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