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Es stand auf duftender Aue

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es stand auf duftender Aue
Die Lilie im schneeigen Kleid
Und prangte unter den Blumen,
Als wäre sie herrlich gefeit.

Wohl brauste gegen sie wüthend
Der Sturm vom Norden hervor,
Sie beugte die lieblichen Glieder
Und blühte nur schöner empor.

Da hat sie mit giftigem Hauche
Der buhlende Zephyr umglüht:
O Lilie, arme Lilie,
Wie schnell bist du verblüht!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Air de musicien", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-10-03.
Last modified: 2014-09-04 11:52:24
Line count: 12
Word count: 59

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Upon a scented meadow stood

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Upon a scented meadow stood
The lily in her snowy garb
And flaunted herself among the flowers,
As if she were gloriously invulnerable.

Truly, the storm from the north
Roared ragingly against her,
She bent her lovely limbs
And only bloomed the more beautifully upward.

Then with a poisonous breath
The courting zephyr glowed about her:
Oh lily, poor lily,
How quickly you have faded!

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Text added to the website: 2014-09-04.
Last modified: 2014-09-04 11:52:08
Line count: 12
Word count: 65