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Weiß nicht, woher ich bin gekommen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Weiß nicht, woher ich bin gekommen,
Weiß nicht, wohin ich werd' genommen,
Doch weiß ich fest: daß ob mir ist
Eine Liebe, die mich [nie]1 vergißt.


Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Kerners Werke, Zweiter Teil, Gedichte, ed. Raimund Pissin, Berlin, Leipzig, Wien, Stuttgart: Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong & Co., 1914, page 326.

1 Bartels: "nicht"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-05-07.
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I know not whence I came

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I know not whence I came,
I know not, whither I shall be taken,
But I know steadfastly that above me there is
A loving presence that [shall never]1 forget me.


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Translated titles:
"Ein Spruch" = "A maxim"
"Zuversicht" = "Assurance"

1 Bartels: "does not"

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Text added to the website: 2013-10-14.
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