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Vattenplask

Language: Swedish (Svenska)

Invid palatsen 
lagunens vatten
melodiskt skvalpar
i sommarnatten.

En solbrynt gosse
i sliten kappa
behagligt hvilar
på dogens trappa.

Och böljan hviskar
invid den lille
som något hemligt
hon säga ville:

"Se kungasonen! 
Se gudars like!
Men skall han ärfva
sitt kungarike?

Hur än vi vandra
kring världens länder,
vid hafvets kuster, 
vid floders stränder,

vi ana furstar,
där barn vi blicke, 
men vuxna kungar
vi finna icke."


Translation(s): FIN FRE

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Confirmed with Viktor Rydberg, Dikter, Atlantis, Stockholm, 1996, page 46.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Le clapotis de l'eau", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2015-02-05 18:14:51

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