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Language: German (Deutsch)

Mohnblumen sind die runden,
rotblutigen gesunden,
die sommersproßgebraunten,
die immer froh gelaunten,
kreuzbraven, kreuzfidelen,
tanznimmermüden Seelen;
die unter'm Lachen weinen
und nur geboren scheinen,
die Kornblumen zu necken,
und dennoch oft verstecken
die weichsten, besten Herzen,
im Schlinggewächs von Scherzen;
die man, weiß Gott, mit Küssen
ersticken würde müssen,
wär' man nicht immer bange,
umarmest du die Range,
sie springt ein voller Brander
aufflammend auseinander.

Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE

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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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Poppies", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Heide Wiesner) , title 1: "Coquelicots", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , title 1: "Coquelicots", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:24
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Word count: 65

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

Les coquelicots, ce sont les âmes  rondes,
au sang rouge, en bonne santé,
bronzées par des taches de rousseur,
toujours de bonne humeur,
toutes sages, toutes contentes,
inlassables de la danse;
qui pleurent en riant
et qui semblent n' être nées que
pour taquiner les bleuets,
et qui pourtant cachent souvent
des coeurs les plus doux et les plus  gentils
parmi des plantes grimpantes de  plaisanteries;
qu' on devrait, parbleu, étouffer
par des baisers,
si l'on ne craignait pas chaque fois
qu'en serrant la polissonne dans ses  bras,
comme un brûlot chargé,
elle s' éclaterait en flammes.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Heide Wiesner, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2009-01-14.
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Word count: 97