by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Allen Shearer

Laß deinen süßen Rubinenmund
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Laß deinen süßen Rubinenmund
Zudringlichkeiten nicht verfluchen:
Was hat Liebesschmerz andern Grund,
Als seine Heilung zu suchen?

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Word count: 17

Let not your sweet ruby mouth
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Let not your sweet ruby mouth
Chide me for being importunate:
What purpose has the pain of love
But to seek its own cure?

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This text was added to the website: 2010-10-26
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