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An Ihren Genius

Language: German (Deutsch)

Send' ihr Blumen und Frücht' aus nieversiegender Fülle,
Send' ihr, freundlicher Geist, ewige Jugend herab!
Hüll' in deine Wonnen sie ein und laß sie die Zeit nicht
Sehn, wo einsam und fremd sie, die Athenerin, lebt,
Bis sie im Lande der Seeligen einst die fröhlichen Schwestern,
Die zu Phidias Zeit herrschten und liebten, umfängt.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "À son génie", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33

Line count: 6
Word count: 54

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À son génie

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

Envoie-lui les fleurs et les fruits de ta plénitude infinie,
  Envoie-lui, esprit amical, une jeunesse éternelle d'en haut !
Entoure-la de ton bonheur et ne la laisse pas voir le temps
  Dans lequel, solitaire et étrangère, l'Athénienne, vit :
Jusqu'à ce quelle prenne  dans le pays des bienheureux un jour les joyeuses sœurs,
  Qui aimaient et gouvernaient au temps de Phidias, dans ses bras.

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Text added to the website: 2017-03-02 00:00:00.

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