by Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680 - 1747)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Die ihr aus dunklen Grüften
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG
Die ihr aus dunklen Grüften
Den eitlen Mammon grabt,
Seht, was ihr hier in Lüften
Für reiche Schätze habt.
Sprecht nicht, es ist nur Farb' und Schein,
Man zählt und schließt es nicht im Kasten ein.


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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Vosaltres, que des d'obscurs sepulcres", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Hayden Muhl) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2009-07-01
Line count: 6
Word count: 36

Vosaltres, que des d'obscurs sepulcres
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Vosaltres, que des d'obscurs sepulcres
excaveu les fàtues riqueses,
mireu, quins rics tresors
teniu per descobrir.
No parleu, tot és només colorit i aparença,
no és pot comptar ni tancar-lo en caixes.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2011 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: 2011-11-10
Line count: 6
Word count: 32