by Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821 - 1891)
Translation © by Alfredo García

Briefchen schrieb und warf in den Wind...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Briefchen schrieb und warf in den Wind ich,
Sie fielen ins Meer, und sie fielen auf Sand.
Ketten von Schnee und von Eise, die bind' ich,
Die Sonne zerschmilzt sie in meiner Hand.

Maria, Maria, du sollst es dir merken:
Am Ende gewinnt, wer dauert im Streit,
Maria, Maria, das sollst du bedenken:
Es siegt, wer dauert in Ewigkeit.

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "I wrote little letters", copyright ©
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , title 1: "Escribí unas cartitas", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Enrico Magnani) , title 1: "Piccole lettere", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "J'ai écrit des petites lettres", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 59

Escribí unas cartitas
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Escribí unas cartitas y las arrojé al viento,
cayeron en el mar, cayeron sobre la arena.
Até cadenas de nieve y hielo,
el sol las derritió en mis manos.

María, María, tenlo muy presente:
al final gana quien permanece en la lucha;
María, María, piénsalo siempre:
vence quien permanece en la eternidad.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Spanish (Español) copyright © 2004 by Alfredo García, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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This text was added to the website: 2004-04-19
Line count: 8
Word count: 52