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

Und unstet wehn und irren, dem Chaos...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Und unstet wehn und irren, dem Chaos gleich,
Dem gärenden Geschlechte die Wünsche nach,
Und wild ist und verzagt und kalt von
Sorgen das Leben der Armen immer.

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Et vagabondant et errant, comme le chaos
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Et vagabondant et errant, comme le chaos,
Suivant le désir de l'espèce qui s'éveille ;
Et sauvage et découragée et gelée par
Les soucis est la vie des pauvres pour toujours.

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This text was added to the website: 2014-01-23
Line count: 4
Word count: 31