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Roses ardentes

Language: French (Français)

  Roses ardentes
Dans l'immobile nuit,
C'est en vous que je chante
  Et que je suis.

En vous, étincelles
A la cime des bois,
Que je suis éternelle
  Et que je vois.

  Ô mer profonde,
C'est en toi que mon sang
Renaît vague blonde,
  En flot dansant.

Et c'est en toi, force suprême,
  Soleil radieux,
Que mon âme elle-même
  Atteint son dieu!

Translation(s): DUT ENG GER

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Pieter van der Woel) , "Vurige rozen", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "Fiery roses", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Flammende Rosen", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2017-05-08 21:10:13
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Word count: 62

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Flammende Rosen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the French (Français)

Flammende Rosen
in regloser Nacht,
in euch sing’ ich,
in euch bin ich.

bin in euch ewig,
in euch seh’ ich.

Du tiefes Meer, 
in dir wird neu geboren 
mein Blut als schäumende Welle
als tanzende Woge.

Und in dir, höchste Macht,
strahlende Sonn’,
trifft meine Seele
ihren Gott.

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  • Translation from French (Français) to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2015 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2015-02-06.
Last modified: 2015-02-06 14:23:33
Line count: 16
Word count: 51