by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Wer wird von der Welt verlangen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE
Wer wird von der Welt verlangen,
Was sie selbst vermißt und träumet,
Rückwarts oder seitwarts blickend
Stets den Tag des Tags versäumet?
Ihr Bemühn, ihr guter Wille
Hinkt nur nach dem raschen Leben,
Und was du vor Jahren brauchtest,
Möchte sie dir heute geben.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Qui demanarà al món", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Who would demand of the world", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Celle qui demandera au monde", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 44