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Martsviolerne

Language: Danish (Dansk)

Sig himlen hvælver så ren og klar,
isblomster fryser på rudens glar;
 
i solens flamme så smukt de stå;
en yngling sidder og ser derpå.
 
Men som han på de blomster ser,
to pigeøjne derude ler;
 
så skønne blomster han aldrig så;
to martsvioler så smukke blå.
 
Isblomsten smelter ved kindens brand.
- Vorherre hjælpe den unge mand!


Translation(s): FRE GER

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Violettes de mars", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:15

Line count: 10
Word count: 58

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Märzveilchen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Danish (Dansk)

Der Himmel wölbt sich [rein]1 und blau,
Der Reif stellt Blumen [aus]2 zur Schau.

Am Fenster [prangt ein flimmernder Flor]3.
Ein Jüngling [steht, ihn betrachtend, davor]4.

Und hinter den Blumen [blühet]5 noch gar
Ein blaues, ein lächelndes Augenpaar.

Märzveilchen, [wie jener noch keine gesehn!
Der Reif wird angehaucht zergehn]6.

Eisblumen fangen zu schmelzen an,
[Und]7 Gott sei gnädig dem jungen Mann!


Translation(s): DUT ENG

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1 Gade: "so rein"
2 Gade: "von Eis"
3 Gade: "pranget der Winterflor"
4 Gade: "steht und sinnt davor"
5 Gade: "blüht"
6 Gade: "wie sie da blühend stehn,/ so hat man Veilchen noch nie gesehn."
7 omitted by Gade.

Submitted by Harry Joelson

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Based on

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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Maartse viooltjes", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "March violets", copyright ©


Text added to the website: 2003-11-20 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00

Line count: 10
Word count: 61