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L’année tourne autour du pivot

Language: French (Français)

L’année tourne autour du pivot 
de la constance paysanne ; 
la Vierge et sainte Anne 
disent chacune leur mot. 

D’autres paroles s’ajoutent 
plus anciennes encor, — 
elles bénissent toutes 
et de la terre sort 

cette verdure soumise 
qui, par un long effort, 
donne la grappe prise 
entre nous et les morts.

Translation(s): 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, and transliterations (if applicable):

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

Text added to the website: 2004-12-11 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-07-09 17:58:38

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Word count: 51

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Das Jahr läuft um den Angelpunkt

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

Das Jahr läuft um den Angelpunkt
ländlicher Beständigkeit;
die Jungfrau und Sankt Anna
tragen dazu bei.

Weiteres fügt sich an,
Älteres zudem, -
das Alles segnet,
und der Erd’ entsprießt

dies demutsvolle Grün,
das, durch lange Müh’,
der Traube Halt schenkt
zwischen uns und den Verstorbenen.

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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 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-05-24 16:54:07

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