by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Donna (Bareket) Breitzer

Wie viele Zeit verlor ich, dich zu...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Wie viele Zeit verlor ich, dich zu lieben!
Hätt ich doch Gott geliebt in all der Zeit.
Ein Platz im Paradies wär mir verschrieben,
Ein Heilger säße dann an meiner Seit.
Und weil ich dich geliebt, schön frisch Gesicht,
Verscherzt ich mir des Paradieses Licht,
Und weil ich dich geliebt, schön Veigelein,
Komm ich nun nicht ins Paradies hinein.

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  • ENG English (Donna Bareket) , title 1: "How much time I lost in loving you!", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

Text added to the website: 2004-01-17 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:03
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How much time I lost in loving you!
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
How much time I lost in loving you!
Had I only loved God in all that time,
A place in Paradise would now be mine,
A saint would then be seated at my side.
And because I loved you, beautiful fresh face,
I forfeited the light of Paradise,
And because I loved you, fair violet,
I now shall never enter  Paradise.

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Text added to the website: 2004-01-17 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:03
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Word count: 61