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Des Mondlichts bleiche Blüten

Language: German (Deutsch) after the French (Français)

Des Mondlichts bleiche Blüten,
Die weißen Wunderrosen,
Blühn in den Julinachten -
O brach ich eine nur!

Mein banges Leid zu lindern,
Such ich am dunklen Strome
Des Mondlichts bleiche Blüten,
Die weißen Wunderrosen.

Gestillt wär all mein Sehnen,
Dürft ich so märchenheimlich,
So selig leis - entblättern
Auf deine brauenen Haare
Des Mondlichts bleiche Blüten!

Translation(s): CHI ENG FRE ITA NYN

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Confirmed with Albert Giraud, Pierrot Lunaire, deutsch von Otto Erich Hartleben, Der Verlag deutscher Phantasten, Berlin, 1892, page 10.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Yen-Chiang Che) , "柯隆碧妮", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Mimmi Fulmer) (Ric Merritt) , "Columbine", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Colombine", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Colombina", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , "Columbine", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-16.
Last modified: 2017-02-21 20:06:09
Line count: 13
Word count: 56

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Language: Norwegian (Nynorsk) after the German (Deutsch)

Månelysets bleike blomar,
dei kvite mirakelrosene,
blømer i den varme natta -- åh,
om eg kunne plukke ei!

Mi fæle smerte vil eg døyve
ved den mørke flaumen;
månelysets bleike blomar,
dei kvite mirakelrosene.

Mi store lengt ville slokne
om eg ved ditt brune hår
som i eit eventyr, i løynd
kunne plukke med meg, stille,
månelysets bleike blomar.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Norwegian (Nynorsk) copyright © 2008 by Are Frode Søholt, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Otto Erich Hartleben (1864 - 1905), "Colombine" CHI ENG FRE GER ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Max Kowalski, Ludwig Landshoff, Joseph Marx, Ferdinand Pfohl, Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2008-03-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:39
Line count: 13
Word count: 58