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Bleiche Blüte, Blüte der Liebe

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Bleiche]1 Blüte, Blüte der Liebe,
Leuchte über dem Laubendach,
Ruf' in klopfenden Mädchenherzen,
Blüte der Liebe, die Sehnsucht wach!
Deiner Kelche verströmender Atem
Zittert, verzittert so schwer und so stark,
Schwül von deinen duftenden Kronen
Weht der Nachtwind über den Park.

In der Laube lauschen zwei Augen.
Zögert und zagt ein Mädchenmund,
Sorge dich nicht und laß dich küssen,
Sieh, nur Sträucher raunen im Rund.

Und es ruft dir im pochenden Herzen
Weißer Jasmin die Sehnsucht wach -
[Weiße Blüten, Blüten der Liebe
Leuchten]2 über dem Laubendach.

Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE

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1 Lindner: "Weisse"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Strauss: "Weiße Blüte, Blüte der Liebe/ Leuchte"

Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "White jasmine", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Jasmin blanc", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "El blanc gessamí", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-07-11 01:28:43
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Word count: 87

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El blanc gessamí

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

Flor esblaimada, flor de l’amor,
resplendeix damunt el sostre de fullatge,
en els cors palpitants de les donzelles,
desvetlla el floriment de l’amor i el desig!
L’alè que s’escampa del teu calze
tremola i fremeix tan feixuc i tan fort
que el vent de la nit, ple de voluptat
per les teves flairoses corol·les, bufa damunt del parc.

En el fullatge, dos ulls estan a l’aguait.
La boca d’una donzella vacil·la i titubeja,
no t’amoïnis i deixa’t besar,
només els matolls mormolen a l’entorn.

I, en el teu cor bategant,
el blanc gessamí desvetlla el desig –
flors blanques, flors de l’amor,
resplendeixen damunt el sostre de fullatge.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Karl (or Carl) Busse (1872 - 1918), "Weißer Jasmin", appears in Hedwig, no. 14 ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Eugen Lindner, Franz Mittler, Richard Georg Strauss. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2014-06-09.
Last modified: 2014-08-12 15:57:14
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