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In a burying ground

Language: English

This is the spot where I will lie
     When life has had enough of me,
These are the grasses that will blow
     Above me like a living sea.

These gay old lilies will not shrink
     To draw their life from death of mine,
And I will give my body's fire
     To make blue flowers on this vine.

"O Soul," I said, "have you no tears?
     Was not the body dear to you?"
I heard my soul say carelessly,
     "The myrtle flowers will grow more blue."


Translation(s): FRE

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Confirmed with Sara Teasdale, Love Songs, New York, The Macmillan Company, 1917, page 51.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Dans un sol où être enterré", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2011-02-13.
Last modified: 2015-10-13 15:56:31
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Word count: 85

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Dans un sol où être enterré

Language: French (Français) after the English

C'est l'endroit où je serai étendue
   Quand la vie en aura eu assez de moi,
Ce sont les herbes qui s'épanouiront
   Au-dessus de moi comme une mer vivante.

Ces vieux lis joyeux ne répugneront pas
   À tirer leur vie de ma mort,
Et je donnerai le feu de mon corps
   Pour faire des fleurs bleues de cette vigne. 

« Ô mon âme » dis-je « n'as-tu pas de larmes ?
   Mon corps ne t'était-il pas cher ? »
J'entendis mon âme dire négligemment :
   « Les fleurs de myrte seront plus bleues. »


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Text added to the website: 2015-10-13.
Last modified: 2015-10-13 15:55:54
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