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Långsamt som qvällskyn mister sin purpur

Language: Swedish (Svenska)

Långsamt som qvällskyn mister sin purpur
der öfver milsfjärdens blänkande slätt,
sakta som brisen somnar derborta
långt, så att ögat ej skönjer dot rätt,
fjerran som ekot dör efter sista
utdragna tonen af skärflickans sång,
skall jag dig glömma, du, som gaf purpur,
vårbris och toner åt lifvet engång!

Translation(s): FIN FRE

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Confirmed with För morgonbris, dikter af K. Aug. Tavaststjerna, Helsingfors P. H. Beijer, 1883, Helsingfors Finska Litteratur-Sällskapets tryckeri 1883, page 191.

Submitted by Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]


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):

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-12-04 16:07:03
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Word count: 49

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Yhtä hitaasti kuin iltapilven purppura...

Language: Finnish (Suomi) after the Swedish (Svenska)

Yhtä hitaasti kuin iltapilven purppura haihtuu
tuolla peninkulmaisen ulapan kimaltavan pinnan yllä,
yhtä hiljaa kuin tuuli uinahtaa tuolla jossain
niin etäällä, ettei sitä silmä kunnolla erota,
yhtä kaukana kuin kaiku kuolee saaristolaistytön
laulun viimeisten venytettyjen sävelten jälkeen,
pystyn unohtamaan sinut, joka kerran annoit
purppuraa, kevättuulen raikkautta ja säveliä elämääni.

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  • Translation from Swedish (Svenska) to Finnish (Suomi) copyright © 2009 by Erkki Pullinen, (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 Swedish (Svenska) by Karl August Tavaststjerna (1860 - 1898), no title, appears in För morgonbris, first published 1883 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Richard Faltin, Selim Palmgren, Ture Rangström, Jean Sibelius, Reinhold Felix von Willebrand. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-11-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:27
Line count: 8
Word count: 49