by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Alle Menschen groß und klein
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE
Alle Menschen groß und klein
Spinnen sich ein Gewebe fein,
Wo sie mit ihrer [Scheren]1 Spitzen
Gar zierlich in der Mitte sitzen. 
Wenn nun darein ein Besen fährt,
Sagen sie, es sei unerhört,
Man habe den größten Palast zerstört.

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1 Strauss: "Schere"

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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) , "Màxima", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Epigram", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 7
Word count: 39

Màxima
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Tots els homes grans i petits
es teixeixen una tela fina,
on, amb la punta de llurs tisores,
rauen al bell mig ben delicadament.
Quan allà dins hi passa una escombra,
diuen, és escandalós,
el més gran dels palaus ha estat enderrocat.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2020 by Salvador Pila, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2020-01-26
Line count: 7
Word count: 42