by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

If I can stop one heart from breaking
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER ITA
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

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Se riuscirò a impedire
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the English 
Se riuscirò a impedire a un cuore di spezzarsi,
non avrò vissuto invano;
se renderò più lieve il dolore di una vita
o meno bruciante una pena,
o aiuterò un pettirosso caduto
a ritornare al nido, 
non avrò vissuto invano.

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Text added to the website: 2009-02-23 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:08
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