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Der Blumenbrief

Language: German (Deutsch)

Euch Blümlein will ich senden
Zur schönen Jungfrau dort,
Fleht sie, mein Leid zu enden
Mit einem guten Wort.

Du, Rose, kannst ihr sagen,
Wie ich in Lieb' erglüh',
Wie ich um sie muß klagen
Und weinen spät und früh.

Du, Veilchen, sprich: sein Leiden
Wird jeden Morgen neu,
Von allem kann er scheiden,
Nur nicht von seiner Treu'.

Du, Myrte, flüstre leise
Ihr meine Hoffnung zu,
Sag': auf des Lebens Reise
Glänzt ihm kein Stern als du.

Du, Ringelblume, deute
Ihr der Verzweiflung Schmerz,
Sag' ihr: des Grabes Beute
Wird ohne dich sein Herz.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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F. Schubert sets stanzas 1, 2, 4, 5

Confirmed with Poetische Werke von Aloys Schreiber. Erster Band. Tübingen, bei Heinrich Laupp. 1817, page 90; with Aloys Schreiber's Gedichte. Erster Theil. Neueste Auflage. Wien 1817. Bey B. Ph. Bauer, pages 86-87; and with Solothurnisches Wochenblatt für 1815. Herausgegeben von Freunden der vaterländischen Geschichte. Solothurn bey Ludwig Vogelsang, obrigkeitlichem Buchdrucker, Nro. 43. Samstag, den 28 Oktober 1815, pages 575-576.


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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De bloemenbrief", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "A message of flowers", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le message des fleurs", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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De bloemenbrief

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Jullie1, bloemen, wil ik zenden
Naar 't mooie meisje daar,
Smeek haar: 'Stop zijn ellende
Met 'n woord of lief gebaar.'
 
Jij, roosje, laat haar weten:
Mijn hartendief is zij,
Dat 'k haar niet kan vergeten
En altijd om haar schrei.






Jij, mirte, fluister tevens
Hoezeer ik op haar hoop.
Zeg: 'Op de reis des levens
Ben jij zijn horoscoop.'
 
Jij, goudsbloem, moet verhalen
Hoe mij de wanhoop tart.
Zeg haar: 'In 't graf afdalen
Zal zonder jou zijn hart.'


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