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Im Winterboden schläft ein Blumenkeim

Language: German (Deutsch)

Im Winterboden schläft ein Blumenkeim
der Schmetterling, der einst um Busch und Hügel
in Frühlingsnächten wiegt den sammt'nen Flügel;
nie soll er kosten deinen Honigseim.

Wer aber weiß, ob nicht sein zarter Geist,
wenn jede Zier des Sommers hingesunken,
dereinst, von deinem leisen Duftetrunken,
mir unsichtbar, dich blühende umkreist?

Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE ITA

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "To a Christmas rose II", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "A un elleboro II", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "À une rose de Noël II", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , title 1: "Sur une rose de Noël II", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
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À une rose de Noël II

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

Une graine de fleur dort dans la terre de l'hiver,
Le papillon qui autrefois autour du buisson et de la colline,
Dans les nuits du printemps balançait ses ailes de velours
Jamais il ne goûtera ton nectar.

Mais qui sait si son esprit délicat,
Après que l'ornement de l'été ait disparu,
Un jour, bu avec ton doux parfum,
Invisible à moi, volera autour de toi en fleur ?

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Guy Laffaille, (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.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875) ENG ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Günter Klinzing, Wolfgang Ulrich, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2011-11-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:42
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Word count: 68