The lake lay blue below the hill
The lake lay blue below the hill,
O'er it, as I looked, there flew
Across the waters, cold and still,
A bird whose wings were palest blue.
The sky above was blue at last,
The sky beneath me blue in blue,
A moment, ere the bird had passed,
It caught his image as he flew.
Translation(s): FRE GER
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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)
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Martin Stock) , title 1: "Der blaue Vogel", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Dwain Richardson) , title 1: "L'oiseau bleu", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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