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Beauty be not caused, ‑ it is

Language: English

Beauty [be]1 not caused, - it is;
Chase it and it ceases,
Chase it not and it abides,
Overtake the creases
in the meadow
when the wind
runs its long fingers through it?
Deity will see to it
that you never do it.


Translation(s): GER ITA

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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)

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

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-05-27.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:06
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Word count: 43

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La bellezza non ha origine, ‑ esiste

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the English

La bellezza non ha origine, - esiste;
la insegui e svanisce
non la insegui, rimane.
Acchiappi forse le onde
nel prato
che il vento,
con le sue dita, accarezza?
Dio farà in modo
che non ti riesca.


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Text added to the website: 2009-12-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:28
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Word count: 37