by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Selig ihr Blinden, die ihr nicht zu...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Selig ihr Blinden, die ihr nicht zu schauen
Vermögt die Reize, die uns Glut entfachen;
Selig ihr Tauben, die ihr ohne Grauen
Die Klagen der Verliebten könnt verlachen;
Selig ihr Stummen, die ihr nicht den Frauen
Könnt eure Herzensnot verständlich machen;
Selig ihr Toten, die man hat begraben!
Ihr sollt vor Liebesqualen Ruhe haben.

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

  • ENG English (Donna Bareket) , title 1: "Blessed be you blind who cannot see", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

Text added to the website: 2003-12-29 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02
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Word count: 54

Bénis soient les aveugles qui ne peuvent...
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Bénis soient les aveugles qui ne peuvent pas voir
Ces charmes qui enflamment notre ardeur ;
Bénis soient les sourds qui sans peur
Peuvent rire des plaintes des amants ;
Bénis soient les muets qui aux femmes
Ne peuvent pas exprimer la détresse de leur cœur ;
Bénis soient les morts qui sont enterrés !
Vous aurez le repos des tourments de l'amour.

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Text added to the website: 2010-09-29 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:01
Line count: 8
Word count: 63