Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Hast du doch Flügel eben
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ITA
Hast du doch Flügel eben
Und das gewalt'ge Wort;
Halt' hoch dich über dem Leben,
Sonst geht's über dich fort.

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Confirmed with Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff's sämmtliche Werke. Zweite Auflage. Erster Band. Leipzig, Voigt & Günther. 1864, page 319, as no. 6 of Sprüche.


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  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Meditazione 3 da "Vita di poeta"", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Linda Godry , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2008-06-04
Line count: 4
Word count: 20

Meditazione 3 da  "Vita di poeta"
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Fin quando ancora possiederai ali
e il potere del verso ti sarà dato,
sollevati al di sopra della vita,
o ne rimarrai schiacciato.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2009 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-09-01
Line count: 4
Word count: 23