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@EmilyHobhouse_ For completeness, I take the liberty to add a version of this beautiful poem as it was printed during Eichendorff's lifetime (1788-1857): this is a photographic reproduction of an 1843 edition of Eichendorff's poems (I also confirm that the above version agrees with this one):
@EmilyHobhouse_ For more completeness, I add a scanned version of Eichendorff's 1810 "Gebet". The poetic meter is #trochaictetrameter, perfect in the first stanza, sometimes katalectic in the latter three stanzas. The pattern of catalecticity is EQUAL in all three catalectic stanzas though, so..
@EmilyHobhouse_ .. the poem still has a very regular form and feeling.

In full, the metric patterns (to my mind) is the following:..
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In honor of the #sesquicentennial of Felix Hausdorff (cf. ),and as a meditation on the topic,I will now produce my own translation of a famous article of his: Bemerkung über den Inhalt von Punktmengen. Mathematische Annalen. 75: 428–434.

I'll use a dedicated hashtag for the translation: #BÜDIVP-𝑛, with 𝑛 counting the sentences.
Hausdorff's article describes a discovery which nowadays goes by the name 'Hausdorff paradox'. It is considered a forerunner of the famous 'Banach-Tarski-Paradoxon'.
"Bemerkung über den Inhalt von Punktmengen."
Tr.: 'Remark on the content of point sets.'
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