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Meine Rose

Language: German (Deutsch)

Dem holden Lenzgeschmeide,
Der Rose, meiner Freude,
Die schon gebeugt und blasser
Vom heißen Strahl der Sonnen,
Reich' ich den Becher Wasser
Aus [tiefem]1 Bronnen.

Du Rose meines Herzens!
Vom stillen Strahl des Schmerzens
Bist du gebeugt und blasser;
Ich möchte dir zu Füßen,
Wie dieser Blume Wasser,
Still meine Seele gießen!
Könnt' ich dann auch nicht sehen
Dich [auferstehen]2.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA

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1 Schumann: "dunklem, tiefem"
2 Schumann: "freudig auferstehen"

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)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Mijn roos", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "My rose", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (David Le Marrec) , "Ma rose", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Alla mia rosa", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , "Mi rosa", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:38
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Mijn roos

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Het mooie lentesieraad,
De roos, mijn harteweldaad,
Reeds omgeknikt en bleker,
Door 't zonvuur overwonnen,
Reik ik de waterbeker
Uit diepe1 bronnen.
Jij roos, mijn zielsgewijde!
De stille straal van 't lijden
Maakte jou krom en bleker;
Ik goot graag aan je voeten
Mijn ziel leeg als een beker,
Daar bloemen drinken moeten!
Al is 't mij niet gegeven,
Jou op te zien leven2.

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1 Schumann: donk're, diepe bronnen.
2 Schumann: jou blij op te zien leven.


  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2013 by Lau Kanen, (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: 2013-04-10.
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