by Robert Hamerling (1830 - 1889)
Translation © by Dr. Anthony Krupp

Nichts gibt's, was würdig wäre
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG

Nichts gibt's, was würdig wäre 
deiner Bemühungen, und keinen Seufzer verdient 
die Erde. Schmerz und Langeweile
sind unser Los, und Schmutz die Welt, nichts andres. 
Beruhige dich.

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  • ENG English (Dr. Anthony Krupp) , title 1: "Despair", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
There is nothing worthy of your efforts
And the earth doesn't deserve a sigh.
Pain and boredom are our lot
And the world is dirt, nothing more.
Be calm.


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This text was added to the website: 2005-02-20
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Word count: 29