by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)
Translation © by Tamara Isaakovna Silman (1909 - 1974)

Der Tod ist groß
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE
Der Tod ist groß. 
Wir sind die Seinen
lachenden Munds. 
Wenn wir uns mitten im Leben meinen,
wagt er zu weinen
mitten in uns.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Conclusió", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Salvador Pila) , "Conclusion", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Finale", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Line count: 6
Word count: 24

Заключение
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Всевластна смерть
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This text was added to the website: 2007-12-01
Line count: 6
Word count: 25