by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Translation © by Walter A. Aue

This is my letter to the world
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
This is my letter to the world, 
That never wrote to me, - 
The simple news that nature told, 
With tender magesty. 

Her message is committed
To hands I cannot see;
For love of her, sweet countrymen,
Judge tenderly of me!

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Dies ist mein Brief an diese Welt
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Dies ist mein Brief an diese Welt,
die niemals noch mir schrieb, -
vom Neuen, das Natur erzählt
mit würdevoller Lieb'.

Die Botschaft hab ich abgesandt,
an Hände außer Sicht:
um Ihrer Lieb, ihr Leut im Land,
schenkt mir ein mild' Gericht!

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Word count: 42