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La tombe dit à la rose

Language: French (Français)

La tombe dit à la rose :
-- Des pleurs dont l'aube t'arrose
Que fais-tu, fleur des amours ?
La rose dit à la tombe :
-- Que fais-tu de ce qui tombe
Dans ton gouffre ouvert toujours ?

La rose dit: -- Tombeau sombre,
De ces pleurs je fais dans l'ombre
Un parfum d'ambre et de miel.
La tombe dit: -- Fleur plaintive,
De chaque âme qui m'arrive
Je fais un ange du ciel.


Translation(s): ENG GER ITA

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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)

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

  • ENG English (Barbara Miller) , "The tomb and the rose", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "La tomba e la rosa", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:01:34
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The tomb and the rose

Language: English after the French (Français)

The tomb says to the rose:
From the tears with which the dawn sprinkles you
What do you make, flower of love?
The rose says to the tomb:
What do you do with that which falls
In your ever-open abyss?

The rose says: somber tomb,
From these tears I make in the shadow
A perfume of amber and of honey.
The tomb says: plaintive flower,
Of each soul that arrives in me
I make an angel of heaven.


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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885), no title, written 1837, appears in Les voix intérieures, no. 31 GER ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Max Arham, René de Boisdeffre, Antônio Francisco Braga, Adolfo Cogni, A. Dethou, Louis Lacombe, Franz Liszt, Julien Tiersot, Richard Wagner. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2005-11-01T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:02:15
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