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Las acacias

Language: Spanish (Español)

Las acacias blancas son
A la vera del camino
Como un viejo peregrino
Apoyado en su bordón.

Y las acacias rosadas,
Manos gráciles tendidas
Para coronar las vidas
Con guirnaldas perfumadas!

¡Quien pudiera ser acacia
Y en la senda del amor
Deshojarse en lenta gracia,
Fibra a fibra, flor a flor!

Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Garrett Medlock) , "The acacias", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2019-01-09.
Last modified: 2019-01-09 13:08:07
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The acacias

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Spanish (Español)

The white acacias are 
On the side of the road
Like an old pilgrim
Leaning on his staff.

And the pink acacias,
Tended by graceful hands
To crown lives
With scented garlands!

Who could be an acacia
And on the path of love
Lose its petals with slow grace,
Fiber to fiber, flower to flower!

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Text added to the website: 2019-01-08.
Last modified: 2019-01-08 19:13:33
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Word count: 55