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Rose de lumière, un mur qui s'effrite

Language: French (Français)

Rose de lumière, un mur qui s'effrite, --
mais, sur la pente de la colline
cette [fleur]1 qui, haute hésite
dans son geste de Proserpine. 

Beaucoup d’ombre entre sans doute 
dans la sève de cette vigne ; 
et ce trop de clarté qui trépigne 
au-dessus d’elle, trompe la route.

Translation(s): ENG GER

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1 Milhaud: "fêlure"

Submitted by Grant Hicks and Ivo Zandhuis


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):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Grant Hicks) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-12-11.
Last modified: 2016-07-09 17:58:17
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Word count: 48

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Rose des Lichts, bröckelnde Mauer

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

Rose des Lichts, bröckelnde Mauer -,
doch, im Abhang des Hügels,
dieser Spalt, der, droben, zaudert
in seiner Proserpinageste.

Viel Schatten tritt gewiss
in dieses Weinbergs Saft;
und das Zuviel an Licht, das lastet 
über ihm, täuscht auf dem Weg.

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  • Translation from French (Français) to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2016 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: 2016-05-24.
Last modified: 2016-05-24 16:53:27
Line count: 8
Word count: 40