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Language: German (Deutsch)

Laßt im Morgenstrahl des May'n
Uns der Blume Leben freun,
Eh' ihr Duft entweichet!
Haucht er in den Busen Qual,
Glüht ein Dämon im Pokal,
Der sie leicht verscheuchet.

Schnell, wie uns die Freude küßt,
Winkt der Tod - und sie zerfließt;
Dürfen wir ihn scheuen?
Von den Mädchenlippen winkt
Lebens-Athem, wer ihn trinkt,
Lächelt seinem Dräuen.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Selam. Ein Almanach für Freunde des Mannigfaltigen. Herausgegeben von I.F.Castelli. Dritter Jahrgang 1814. Wien, gedruckt und im Verlage bey Anton Strauß, page 208.

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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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Skolion", copyright ©
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Skolion", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Scholie", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Dans les rayons du matin de mai
Réjouissons-nous de la vie des fleurs,
Avant que leur parfum ne s'enfuit !
Si le tourment respire dans le sein,
Dans la coupe brûle un esprit
Qui peut facilement le chasser.

Rapide comme un baiser de la joie,
La mort fait un signe, et elle s'enfuit ;
Devons-nous la craindre ?
Des lèvres des jeunes filles fait signe
Le souffle de la vie, celui qui le boit,
Sourit à ses menaces.

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Text added to the website: 2011-03-09.
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