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Das ist des Frühlings traurige Lust!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das ist des Frühlings traurige Lust!
Die blühenden Mädchen, die wilde Schar,
Sie stürmen dahin mit flatterndem Haar
Und Jammergeheul und entblößter Brust:
"Adonis! Adonis!"

Es sinkt die Nacht. Bei Fackelschein
Sie suchen hin und her im Wald,
Der angstverwirret widerhallt
Vom Weinen und Lachen und Schluchzen und Schreien:
"Adonis! Adonis!"

Das wunderschöne Jünglingsbild,
Es liegt am Boden blaß und tot,
Das Blut färbt alle Blumen rot,
Und Klagelaut die Luft erfüllt:
"Adonis! Adonis!"

Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA SPA

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32
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La fiesta de la primavera

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

 ¡Éste es el triste placer de la primavera!
 Las florecientes muchachas, en salvaje comitiva,
 irrumpen con los cabellos revueltos
 aullando de dolor y con el pecho desnudo:
 "¡Adonis ¡Adonis!"

 Cae la noche. A la luz de las antorchas
 buscan por todas partes en el bosque,
 que, confuso de terror, resuena
 entre llantos y risas, suspiros y gritos:
 "¡Adonis ¡Adonis!"

 El hermosísimo  joven,
 está tendido en el suelo, pálido y muerto.
 La sangre tiñe todas las flores de rojo,
 y un sonido lastimero llena el aire:
 "¡Adonis ¡Adonis!"

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), "Frühlingsfeier", appears in Neue Gedichte, in Romanzen, no. 2 ENG FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Banck, Yehezkel Braun, A. Lehman Engel, Don Forsythe, Robert Franz, Géza Frid, Ture Rangström, Richard Georg Strauss, Victor Urbancic, Karl Weigl, Lothar Windsperger. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2004-06-14.
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