by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947)

Der Saldo
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Viele Lieb hab ich erlebet,
Wenn ich lieblos gestrebet;
Und Verdrießliches erworben,
Wenn ich fast für Lieb gestorben.
So du es zusammengezogen,
Bleibet Saldo dir gewogen.

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  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Account balance", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2010-02-02 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:33
Line count: 6
Word count: 26

Account balance
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I have felt much love,
When I reached out loveless;
And much irritation earned,
When I almost died for love.
So is it always seemingly this way,
That things tend to balance themselves out.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2010-02-02 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:33
Line count: 6
Word count: 34