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Two little flowers (and dedicated to them)

Language: English

On sunny days in our backyard,
two little flowers are seen,
One dressed, at times, in brightest pink 
and one in green.
The marigold is radiant, 
the rose passing fair;
The violet is ever dear, 
the orchid, ever rare;
There's lovliness1 in wild flow'rs
of field or wide savannah,
But fairest, rarest of them all 
are Edith and Susanna.

Translation(s): SPA

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1 note: this is the spelling used in 129 Songs By Charles Edward Ives, edited by Hugh Wiley Hitchcock, 2004.

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):

  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , title 1: "Dos pequeñas flores", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-08 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58

Line count: 12
Word count: 59

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Dos pequeñas flores

Language: Spanish (Español) after the English

 En los días soleados se ven
 en nuestro jardín dos pequeñas flores.
 Una vestida, a veces, de rosa intenso
 y la otra de verde.
 La caléndula está radiante,
 la rosa, muy bella;
 la violeta es siempre adorable,
 la orquídea, siempre exótica;
 son bellas las flores silvestres
 del campo o de la extensa sabana,
 pero las más bellas, las más exóticas de todas
 son Edith y Susanna.

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Text added to the website: 2004-05-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:05

Line count: 12
Word count: 67