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

There is no Silence in the Earth ‑‑ so...
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
There is no Silence in the Earth -- so silent
As that endured
Which uttered, would discourage Nature
And haunt the World.

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This text was added to the website: 2004-06-03
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Word count: 21

Es gibt kein Schweigen auf der Welt ‑ so...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Es gibt kein Schweigen auf der Welt  - so ohne Laut
wie dies, das man erträgt,
das, wenn gebrochen, die Natur des Muts beraubt
und Ängste in die Menschheit trägt.

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This text was added to the website: 2020-03-04
Line count: 4
Word count: 30