by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Wanderers Gemütsruhe
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE
Übers Niederträchtige
Niemand sich beklage;
Denn es ist das Mächtige,
Was man dir auch sage.

In dem Schlechten waltet es
Sich zu Hochgewinne,
Und mit Rechtem schaltet es
Ganz nach seinem Sinne.

Wandrer! - Gegen solche Not
Wolltest du dich sträuben?
Wirbelwind und trocknen Kot,
Laß sie drehn und stäuben.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Serenor del caminant", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "A traveler's serenity", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Sérénité du voyageur", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 50

Serenor del caminant
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Sobre el que és infame
que ningú es planyi;
car és el poderós
que sens dubte t’ho dirà.

En el malvat hi regna
amb un gran avantatge,
i amb el just, maniobra
enterament al seu gust.

Caminant! Enfront de semblants misèries
et vols esborronar?
El vent arrombollat i el fang sec
deixa’ls que giravoltin i aixequin la pols.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2020 by Salvador Pila, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2020-03-15
Line count: 12
Word count: 58