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Tala, älskade, tala

Language: Swedish (Svenska)

Tala, älskade, tala,
orden göra mig väl!
Svalkande känner jag dala
majregn över min själ.

Ej jag vågar beröra
tinningens blonda svall.
Blundande tyst vill jag höra,
allt vad du tala skall.

Tveksamt läpparna bäva,
orden kommer så matt,
men liksom strålar de sväva
in i min döda natt.

Translation(s): ENG FIN

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Submitted by Anna Hersey


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 (Anna Hersey) , title 1: "Plea", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-08-02.
Last modified: 2016-10-12 16:10:14
Line count: 12
Word count: 49

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Puhu, Rakas, puhu

Language: Finnish (Suomi) after the Swedish (Svenska)

Puhu, Rakas, puhu,
sanasi tekevät minulle hyvää!
Tunnen virvoittuvani,
on kuin kevätsade valuisi sieluuni.

En minä uskalla koskettaa
vaaleita suortuvia ohimoillasi.
Hiljaa tahdon kuulla
kaiken, mitä aiot sanoa.

Epäröiden vapisevat huulet,
sanat tulevat niin hentoina,
mutta valonsäteiden lailla ne leijuvat
keskelle kuollutta yötäni.

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About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "Bön" = "Rukous"


  • Translation from Swedish (Svenska) to Finnish (Suomi) copyright © 2016 by Erkki Pullinen, (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.

    Erkki Pullinen. Contact:
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Based on
  • a text in Swedish (Svenska) by Anders Österling (1884 - 1981), "Bön" ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Hugo Alfvén, Yrjö Henrik Kilpinen, Gustaf Nordqvist. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-10-12.
Last modified: 2016-10-12 16:31:40
Line count: 12
Word count: 43