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Лишь розы увядают

Language: Russian (Русский)

Лишь розы увядают,
Амврозией дыша,
В Элизий улетает 
Их лёгкая душа.

И там, где волны сонны
Забвение несут,
Их тени благовонны
Над Летою цветут.

Translation(s): 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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Aussitôt que les rose se fanent", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:45
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Word count: 24

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Aussitôt que les rose se fanent

Language: French (Français) after the Russian (Русский)

Aussitôt que les rose se fanent
Respirant de l'ambroisie,
Vers l'Élysée s'envolent
Leurs âmes légères.

Et là où les vagues endormies
Apportent l'oubli,
Leurs ombres odorantes
Fleurissent au-dessus du Léthé.

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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837), "Лишь розы увядают", first published 1825
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Nikolai Karlovich Medtner. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2015-09-02 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2015-09-02 13:26:14
Line count: 8
Word count: 30