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by Klaus Groth (1819 - 1899)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Wenn ein müder Leib begraben
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Wenn ein müder Leib begraben,
Klingen Glocken ihn zur Ruh,
Und die Erde schließt die Wunde
Mit den schönsten Blumen zu.

Wenn die Liebe wird begraben,
Singen Lieder sie zur Ruh,
Und die Wunde bringt die Blumen --
Doch das Grab erst schließt sie zu.

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Confirmed with Klaus Groth's Gesammelte Werke. Vierter Band. Plattdeutsche Erzählungen - Hochdeutsche Gedichte, Kiel und Leipzig, Verlag von Lipsius & Tischer, 1893, page 173.


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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2022, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Sounds", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Sons", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Giulio Cesare Barozzi) , "Suoni (n. 2)", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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

Sounds
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
When a weary body is buried,
bells chime it to sleep;
and the earth closes the wound
with the loveliest flowers!

When love is buried,
songs sing it to sleep; 
and the wound yields flowers,
but only the grave will close it!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 42