by Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680 - 1747)
Translation © by Hayden Muhl

Künftger Zeiten eitler Kummer
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG
Künftger Zeiten eitler Kummer
Stört nicht unsern sanften Schlummer;
Ehrgeiz hat uns nie besiegt.
Mit dem unbesorgten Leben,
Das der Schöpfer uns gegeben,
Sind wir ruhig und vergnügt.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Temps venidors de mers sofriments", 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: 28

Vain worries of the future
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Vain worries of the future
Do not disturb our gentle sleep;
Ambition never defeated us.
With the unworried life,
that the Creator gave us,
we are peaceful and cheerful.

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This text was added to the website: 2012-01-15
Line count: 6
Word count: 29