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

Das Angenehme dieser Welt hab' ich...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Das Angenehme dieser Welt hab' ich genossen,
[Die Jugendstunden sind]1, wie lang! wie lang! verflossen,
April und Mai und Julius sind ferne,
Ich bin nichts mehr, ich lebe nicht mehr gerne!

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1 Hindemith: "Der Jugend Freuden"


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  • ENG English (John H. Campbell) , "I have enjoyed this agreeable world", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Word count: 31

De ce monde agréable j'ai bénéficié
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
De ce monde agréable j'ai bénéficié,
Les [heures]1 de la jeunesse, combien longues, combien longues, sont passées,
Avril et mai et juillet sont loin,
Je ne suis plus rien, je ne veux plus vivre !

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Translations of title(s):
"Das Angenehme dieser Welt..." = "De ce monde agréable..."
"Fragment" = "Fragment"

1 Hindemith: "joies"


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