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Elegia eterna

Language: Catalan (Català)

El papalló no li ha dit mai:
no gosa revelar-li son mal;
però glateix d'amor per una rosa
que idolatra a la brisa matinal.

La brisa matinal enamorada
per la boira es desviu
i la boira perduda i afollada,
decandint-se d'amor, adora el riu,
adora el riu.

Mes, ai!, el riu enjogassat fugia,
enjogassat, de penyal en penyal.
La boira enamorada el riu seguia,
i a la boira la brisa matinal.

En tant, veient-se abandonada i sola,
s'ha desfullat la flor,
i al damunt d'aquell tronc sense corolla
s'atura el papalló, clou l'ala, i mor.
Ah! Clou l'ala i mor, clou l'ala i mor.

Translation(s): ENG

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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 (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Eternal elegy", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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