by Friedrich Hölderlin (1770 - 1843)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Es kommen Stunden, wo das erschütterte
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Es kommen Stunden, wo das erschütterte
Gepreßte Herz umsonst in der Hoffnung Land
Sich flüchtet, wo umsonst die erzenen
Waffen die Weisheit entgegenstemmt.

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Venez, heures, quand celui qui est...
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Venez, heures, quand celui qui est secoué,
Oppressé, ce cœur en vain dans le pays de l'espoir
Se réfugie, quand en vain avec
Des armes d'airain la sagesse s'y oppose.

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