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Das schöne beet betracht ich mir im...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das schöne beet betracht ich mir im harren,
Es ist umzäunt mit purpurn-schwarzem dorne,
Drin ragen kelche mit geflecktem sporne
Und sammtgefiederte, geneigte farren
Und flockenbüschel, wassergrün und rund
Und in der mitte glocken, weiss und mild -
Von einem odem ist ihr feuchter mund
Wie süsse frucht vom himmlischen gefild.

Translation(s): CAT ENG 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):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Fisso in attesa l'incantevole aiuola", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Contemplo el bonic parterre tot esperant", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "I gaze upon the lovely flowerbed while waiting", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:29
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Contemplo el bonic parterre tot esperant

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

Contemplo el bonic parterre tot esperant,
està voltat de romeguers negres i púrpura,
a dins, s'alcen calzes amb esperons clapejats
i falgueres  amb fulles corbades com de vellut
i flocs de plomalls rodons, color verd aigua
i, en el mig, delicades campanetes blanques,
l'hàlit de la seva boca humida
és com dolça fruita de camps celestials.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2012 by Salvador Pila, (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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Text added to the website: 2012-12-04.
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