The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

Blumenlied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es ist ein halbes Himmelreich,
Wenn, Paradiesesblumen gleich,
Aus Klee die Blumen dringen;
Und wenn die Vögel silberhell
Im Garten hier, und dort am Quell,
Auf Blütenbäumen singen.

Doch holder blüht ein edles Weib,
Von Seele gut, und schön von Leib,
In frischer Jugendblüte.
Wir lassen alle Blumen stehn,
Das liebe Weibchen anzusehn,
Und freun uns ihrer Güte.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE

List of language codes

Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludewig Heinrich Christoph Hölty. Besorgt durch seine Freunde Friederich Leopold Grafen zu Stolberg und Johann Heinrich Voß. Carlsruhe, bey Christian Gottlieb Schmieder, 1784, page 152.

First published in this version edited by Voß. Hölty's original version, with the title Minnelied, is slightly different; see below.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Another version of this text exists in the database.

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist CAT DUT FRE by Robert Lucas Pearsall.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cançó de les flors", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Bloemenlied", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Flower song", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2017-07-28 23:28:18
Line count: 12
Word count: 58

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

Flower song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 It is almost half of heaven's kingdom
 When, like blossoms of paradise,
 the flowers emerge from the clover;
 And when the birds sing with silvery voices,
 in the garden here and there, by the stream,
 in the blossoming trees.

 Yet even lovelier blossoms the noble lady,
 Goodhearted and fair,
 In the fresh bloom of youth.
 We let the flowers be
 To gaze at this lovely little woman,
 And delight in her goodness.


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.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from the LiederNet Archive -- http://www.lieder.net/

    For any other purpose, please write to the e-mail address below to request permission and discuss possible fees.

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



Based on

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:34
Line count: 12
Word count: 73