by Anton von Webern (1883 - 1945)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Leise Düfte
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Leise Düfte, Blüten so zart
Träumend erschließt sich die Frau,
Mondesgluten, Küsse der Nacht
Weinend mein Glück ich schau.


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Faint scents", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Douces senteurs", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Jeroen Scholten

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 4
Word count: 19

Douces senteurs
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Douces senteurs, fleurs si délicates,
En rêvant la femme s'épanouit.
Éclat de la lune, baisers de la nuit,
En pleurant, je regarde mon bonheur.


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This text was added to the website: 2017-12-01
Line count: 4
Word count: 24