You can help us modernize! The present website has been online for a very long time and we want to bring it up to date. As of May 6, we are $2,380 away from our goal of $15,000 to fund the project. The fully redesigned site will be better for mobile, easier to read and navigate, and ready for the next decade. Please give today to join dozens of other supporters in making this important overhaul possible!

The LiederNet Archive

Much of our material is not in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
Printing texts or translations without the name of the author or translator is also illegal.
You must use the copyright symbol © when you reprint copyright-protected material.

For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
Please read the instructions below the translations before writing!
In your e-mail, always include the names of the translators if you wish to reprint something.

Wie die Nelken duftig atmen!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie die Nelken duftig atmen!
Wie die Sterne, ein Gewimmel
Goldner Bienen, ängstlich schimmern
An dem veilchenblauen Himmel!

Aus dem Dunkel der Kastanien
Glänzt das Landhaus, weiß und lüstern,
Und ich hör die Glastür klirren
Und die liebe Stimme flüstern.

Holdes Zittern, süßes Beben,
Furchtsam zärtliches Umschlingen -
Und die jungen Rosen lauschen,
Und die Nachtigallen singen.

Translation(s): ENG FRE ROM RUS

List of language codes

About the headline (FAQ)

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ; composed by Nicolae Bretan.
  • Also set in Romanian (Română), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ; composed by Nicolae Bretan.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ; composed by Sergey Mikhailovich Lyapunov.

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-04-15 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:40

Line count: 12
Word count: 57

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Comme la respiration des œillets est...

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

Comme la respiration des œillets est parfumée !
Comme des étoiles, une multitude
D'abeilles d'or apeurées brillent
Devant le ciel d'un bleu de violette !

Dans l'obscurité des marronniers
Le blanc cottage convoité brille,
Et j'entends grincer la porte vitrée
Et chuchoter la chère voix.

Charmant frisson, doux tremblement,
Étreinte tendre et craintive --
Et les roses nouvelles épient
Et les rossignols chantent.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission. If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. Once you have permission, you must give credit to the author and display the copyright symbol ©. Copyright infringement is a criminal offense under international law.

About the headline (FAQ)


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


    licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
    (licenses at lieder dot net)

Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Neue Gedichte, in Neuer Frühling, no. 26
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Banck, Conrad Johan Bartholdy, Nicolae Bretan, Louis Ehlert, Ludwig von Erlanger, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Albert Heintz, Robert Hermann, Ferdinand von Hiller, Wilhelm Hülle, Alexander Petrovich Koptiajeff, Sergey Mikhailovich Lyapunov, Adolph Bernhard Marx, Erik Meyer-Helmund, E. von Tiedemann, Mario Van Overeem. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2011-03-18 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:18

Line count: 12
Word count: 62