by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Einförmig ist der Liebe Gram
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Persian (Farsi) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Einförmig ist der Liebe Gram,
Ein Lied eintöniger Weise,
[Doch]1 immer noch, wo ich's vernahm,
Mitsummen mußt' [ich]2 leise.

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Confirmed with Friedrich Rückert's gesammelte Poetische Werke in zwölf Bänden, Fünfter Band, Frankfurt am Main, J. D. Sauerländer's Verlag, 1868, page 357.

1 Brahms: "Und"
2 Brahms: "ich's"

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Eenvormig zingt de liefdespijn", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The grief of love is monotonous", copyright © 2015
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La douleur de l'amour est monotone", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2005-08-29 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-12-10 12:08:41
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Word count: 19

The grief of love is monotonous
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The grief of love is monotonous,
A song with [only] one note;
Yet whenever I heard it,
I had to hum softly along with it.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2015 by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website: 2015-12-02 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-12-02 13:26:03
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Word count: 25