by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)

Im Winterboden schläft ein Blumenkeim
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA
Im Winterboden schläft ein Blumenkeim,
Der Schmetterling, der einst um Busch und Hügel
In Frühlingsnächten wiegt den sammt'nen Flügel;
Nie soll er kosten deinen Honigseim.

Wer aber weiß, ob nicht sein zarter Geist,
Wenn jede Zier des Sommers hingesunken,
Dereinst, von deinem leisen Dufte trunken,
Mir unsichtbar, dich blühende umkreist?

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Gedichte von Eduard Mörike, Sechste Auflage, Stuttgart: J.G. Göschen'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1876, page 224.


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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "To a Christmas rose II", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À une rose de Noël II", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Sur une rose de Noël II", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "A un elleboro II", copyright © 2008, (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.
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