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Die letzten Blumen starben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die letzten Blumen starben!
Längst sank die Königin
Der warmen Sommermonde,
Die holde Rose hin!

Du, hehre Georgine,
Erhebst nicht mehr dein Haupt!
Selbst meine hohe Pappel
[Sah]1 ich schon halb entlaubt.

Bin ich doch weder Pappel,
Noch Rose zart und schlank,
Warum soll ich nicht sinken,
Da selbst die Rose sank?


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE FRE

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Note: at the top of the Schumann score is the following text: "Ein Gedicht voll trüber Todesahnung, wohl aus ihrem letzten Lebensjahr. Sie hatte neben ihrer "Hütte" ein kleines Gärtchen, in dem sie Jahraus, Jahrein, Blumen pflegte. Auch eine Pappel stand in der Nähe."
1 Schumann: "Seh"

Submitted by Ted Perry

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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)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De laatste bloemen stierven", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The last flowers have died", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Les dernières fleurs sont mortes !", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Les dernières fleurs ont vécu", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Les dernières fleurs sont mortes !

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Les dernières fleurs sont mortes !
Depuis longtemps la reine
Des doux mois d'été,
La belle rose, est tombée.

Toi, gracieux dahlia,
Tu ne lèves plus ta tête !
Même mon grand peuplier
A déjà perdu la moitié de ses feuilles.

Moi qui ne suis ni un peuplier,
Ni une rose délicate et élancée,
Pourquoi ne devrais-je pas me faner
Si les roses elles-mêmes se fanent ?


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Text added to the website: 2011-03-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:15

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