by Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)
Translation © by Elisa Rapado

Mes vers fuiraient, doux et frêles
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG SPA
Mes vers fuiraient, doux et frêles,
Vers votre jardin si beau,
Si mes vers avaient des ailes,
[Des ailes comme]1 l'oiseau.

Ils voleraient, étincelles,
Vers votre foyer qui rit,
Si mes vers avaient des ailes,
[Des ailes comme]1 l'esprit.

Près de vous, purs et fidèles,
Ils accourraient, nuit et jour,
Si mes vers avaient des ailes,
[Des ailes comme]1 l'amour !

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1 Hahn: "Comme"

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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):

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Akhilles Nikolayevich Alferaki.

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright © 2016
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , "Mis versos volarían dulces y frágiles", copyright © 2007, (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: 12
Word count: 61

Mis versos volarían dulces y frágiles
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the French (Français) 
Mis versos volarían dulces y frágiles
sobre tu jardín tan bello,
si mis versos tuvieran alas,
alas como el pájaro.

Volarían, destellantes,
A tu pecho que sonríe,
Si mis versos tuvieran alas,
Alas como el espíritu.

Hacia ti, puros y fieles
Acudirían noche y día
Si mis versos tuvieran alas,
Alas como el amor.

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  • Translation from French (Français) to Spanish (Español) copyright © 2007 by Elisa Rapado, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2007-06-07
Line count: 12
Word count: 54