When she passed by me with quick steps
Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)
When she passed by me with quick steps,
the end of her skirt touched me.
From the unknown island of a heart
came a sudden warm breath of spring.
A flutter of a flitting touch brushed me
and vanished in a moment,
like a torn flower petal blown in the breeze.
It fell upon my heart like a sigh
of her body and whisper of her heart.
Translation(s): CZE 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)
- by Karim Adam Al-Zand (b. 1970), "When she passed by me", 2004 [baritone and piano], from Tagore Love Songs, no. 2. [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Karim Adam Al-Zand (b. 1970), "When she passed by me", 2004 [baritone and piano], from The Sky with All its Stars, no. 1. [ sung text not verified ]
- by Raymond Hanson (1913 - 1976), "When she passed by me", op. 39 no. 2 (1959/60) [tenor and piano], from Seven songs from The Gardener, no. 2. [ sung text not verified ]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in Czech (Čeština), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG GER by Pavel Haas.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Als sie schnellen Schritts an mir vorüberglitt", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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