Language: English after the Sanskrit (संस्कृतम्)
Spring the warrior hither comes,
bowstring formed by rows of bees.
And his darts tipp'd with buds
wound our hearts with sweet lovelonging.
Now the trees put forth their flowers,
on the lakes the lilies fair
show their heads midst the waves
melting hearts with sweet lovelonging.
What fair maid can vie with spring?
What sweet voice the cuckoo's song?
Or smiling teeth the jasmine's hue?
Or rosy lips the op'ning flowers?
Bending down with blushing buds,
flaming mango branches wave
to and fro with the breeze
filling hearts with sweet lovelonging.
And within the lotus flower
dwells her love, the murm'ring bee
who with kiss and embrace
satisfies her sweet lovelonging.
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Submitted by Corien Sleeswijk
- a text in Sanskrit (संस्कृतम्) by Kalidasa (5th century) [text unavailable]
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):
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Corien Sleeswijk) , title 1: "Lente", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website: 2010-12-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:10
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