by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

To venerate the simple days
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
To venerate the simple days
Which lead the seasons by,
Needs but to remember
That from you or [me]1
They may take the trifle
Termed mortality!

To invest existence with a stately air,
Needs but to remember
That the acorn there
Is the egg of forests
For the upper air!

E. Bacon sets stanza 1

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Line count: 11
Word count: 50

Den Allerweltstag auch zu ehr’n
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Den Allerweltstag auch zu ehr’n,
der durch das Jahr uns führt,
heißt, man besinne sich,
dass er dir und mir
das bisschen nehmen könnt, 
was sich Leben nennt.

Existieren eine Würde zu verleih’n,
heißt,  man besinne sich,
dass die Eichel dort
den Keim von Wäldern birgt,
die einst himmelhoch!

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This text was added to the website: 2017-05-07
Line count: 11
Word count: 49