by Antonio Rubino (1880 - 1964)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Musica in horto
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER
Uno squillo di cròtali clangenti
Rompe in ritmo il silenzio dei roseti,
Mentre in fondo agli aulenti orti segreti
Gorgheggia un flauto liquidi lamenti.
La melodia, con tintinnio d'argenti,
Par che a vicenda s'attristi e s'allieti,
Ora luce di tremiti inquieti,
Or diffondendo lunghe ombre dolenti:
Cròtali arguti e canne variotocche!,
Una gioia di cantici inespressi
Per voi par che dai chiusi orti rampolli,
E in sommo dei rosai, che cingon molli
Ghirlande al cuor degli intimi recessi,
S'apron le rose come molli bocche!

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

  • ENG English (Joshua Breitzer) , title 1: "Garden music", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Musique dans le jardin", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Musik im Garten", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 14
Word count: 84

Musik im Garten
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Der helle Laut der Kastagnetten
zerreißt des Rosengartens Stille,
indes aus seiner duftgeheimnisvollen Tiefe
der Flöte Klagetriller strömen.
Die Melodie, ein silbern Klingen,
zuweilen heiter, manchmal traurig,
im ruhelosen Flimmerlichte,
das lange schmerzerfüllte Schatten wirft:
klirrende Kastagnetten und vielgestaltig Spiel der Flöten!
Unausgedrückte Freud’ in Liedern
sprießt aus den verschlossnen Gärten,
und oben an den Rosenstöcken, 
geheimste Winkel mit Girlanden kränzend,
öffnen Blüten sich, wie weiche Lippen!

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2015 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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This text was added to the website: 2015-06-24
Line count: 14
Word count: 67