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I plucked your flower, O world!

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

I plucked your flower, O world!
I pressed it to my heart and the thorn pricked.
When the day waned and it darkened, 
I found that the flower had faded, 
but the pain remained.

More flowers will come to you 
with perfume and pride, O world!
But my time for flower-gathering is over, 
and through the dark night I have not my rose, 
only the pain remains.


Translation(s): CZE FRE GER GER ITA SPA SWE SWE

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "J'ai cueilli ta fleur", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2010-02-07 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:33

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Já sveta vzala kvet

Language: Czech (Čeština) after the English

Já světa vzala květ v ruce své!
- přitiskla na svou hruď, mne ranil trn.
Ale večer, když se stmívalo,
shledala jsem, květ můj že vadne,
ale rána dál pálí.

Nesčetné květy ještě vzejdou,
jež zrodí sobě svět,
však já už žádný nesmím utrhnout květ
a přec, žel, nemám růže své,
trn jen pálí.


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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)


Text added to the website: 2010-11-12 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:07

Line count: 10
Word count: 54