by Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821 - 1891)
Translation © by Enrico Magnani

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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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:31
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Piccole lettere
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ho scritto piccole lettere e le ho gettate nel vento;
sono cadute nel mare e sono cadute sulla sabbia.
Nelle catene di neve e di ghiaccio, le avvolgo
ed il sole le fonde nelle mie mani.

Maria, Maria, devi capire:
chi resiste nella lotta alla fine vince; 
Maria, Maria, devi capire:
chi resiste nell'eternità è vittorioso.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2007 by Enrico Magnani, (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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Text added to the website: 2007-10-15 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:29
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Word count: 56