by Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875)
Translation by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838)

Martsviolerne
Language: Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Sig himlen hvælver så ren og klar,
isblomster fryser på rudens glar;
 
i solens flamme så smukt de stå;
en yngling sidder og ser derpå.
 
Men som han på de blomster ser,
to pigeøjne derude ler;
 
så skønne blomster han aldrig så;
to martsvioler så smukke blå.
 
Isblomsten smelter ved kindens brand.
- Vorherre hjælpe den unge mand!

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Violettes de mars", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:15
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Märzveilchen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG
Der Himmel wölbt sich rein und blau,
Der Reif stellt Blumen aus zur Schau.

Am Fenster prangt ein flimmernder Flor.
Ein Jüngling steht, ihn betrachtend, davor.

Und hinter den Blumen blühet noch gar
Ein blaues, ein lächelndes Augenpaar.

Märzveilchen, wie jener noch keine gesehn!
Der Reif wird angehaucht zergehn.

Eisblumen fangen zu schmelzen an,
Und Gott sei gnädig dem jungen Mann!

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Based on

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) , "Maartse viooltjes", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "March violets", copyright ©


Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

Text added to the website: 2003-11-20 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
Line count: 10
Word count: 61