Translation © by Emily Ezust

Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG ITA SPA
Ô blanche Tyndaris, les Dieux me sont amis :
  Ils aiment les Muses Latines;
Et l'aneth et le myrte et le thym des collines
  Croissent aux prés qu'ils m'ont soumis.

Viens ; mes ramiers chéris, aux voluptés plaintives,
  Ici se plaisent à gémir ;
Et sous l'épais feuillage il est doux de dormir
  Au [bord]1 des sources fugitives.

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1 Hahn: "bruit"


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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Tyndaris", copyright © 2016
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Tyndaris", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (José Miguel Llata) , "Tyndaris", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 58

Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Oh, white Tyndaris, the gods hold me dear:
  They love the Latin Muses;
And dill and myrtle and thyme from the hills
  Grow in the meadows they gave me.

Come; my cherished wood pigeons, luxuriating in sorrow,
  Moan happily here;
And beneath thick foliage it is sweet to sleep
  [Beside]1 fleeing water.

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1 in the Hahn version this is translated "To the sound of"


  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2016 by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website: 2016-02-11
Line count: 8
Word count: 52