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

Wie wenn die alten Wässer in andrem Zorn
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Wie wenn die alten Wässer in andrem Zorn
In schrecklichem, verwandelt wieder
Kämen, zu reinigen, da es Not war.

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Comme si des eaux anciennes dans une...
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Comme si des eaux anciennes dans une nouvelle colère
Effrayante, transformées à nouveau
Revenaient pour purifier, là il y avait nécessité.

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This text was added to the website: 2014-01-23
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