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Du skog! som bøyer deg imot

Language: Norwegian (Nynorsk)

Du skog! som [bøyer]1 deg imot
og kysser denne svarte å,
som grever av di hjarterot
og ned i fanget vil deg få.

Lik deg eg mang ein munde sjå
og allerhelst i livsens vår,
at han den handi kyste på,
som slog hans verste hjartesår.

Translation(s): DAN FRE GER

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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):

  • DAN Danish (Dansk) [singable] (Gustav Hetsch) , title 1: "Du Skov, som bøjer dig imod"
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Wilhelm Henzen) , title 1: "Der Wald"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Le long d'un ruisseau", 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 10:01:53
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Word count: 46

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Le long d'un ruisseau

Language: French (Français) after the Norwegian (Nynorsk)

Toi, forêt ! Qui te penches
pour embrasser ce noir ruisseau
qui fouille les racines de ton cœur
et veut te faire prisonnière.

Comme toi, j'ai pu en voir beaucoup,
surtout au printemps de la vie,
qui embrassaient la main
qui leur infligeait la pire blessure au cœur.

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Text added to the website: 2012-05-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:54
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Word count: 48