by Felix Ludwig Julius Dahn (1834 - 1912)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Mohnblumen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE FRE
Mohnblumen sind die runden,
rotblutigen gesunden,
die sommersproßgebraunten,
die immer froh gelaunten,
kreuzbraven, kreuzfidelen,
tanznimmermüden Seelen;
die unter'm Lachen weinen
und nur geboren scheinen,
die Kornblumen zu necken,
und dennoch oft verstecken
die weichsten, besten Herzen,
im Schlinggewächs von Scherzen;
die man, weiß Gott, mit Küssen
ersticken würde müssen,
wär' man nicht immer bange,
umarmest du die Range,
sie springt ein voller Brander
aufflammend auseinander.

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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) , "Roselles", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Klaprozen", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Poppies", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Heide Wiesner) , "Coquelicots", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Coquelicots", copyright © 2013, (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: 18
Word count: 65

Roselles
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Les roselles són les flors rodones,
sanes, color vermell de sang,
pigalloses a l’estiu,
sempre de bon humor,
molt honestes, molt alegres,
que mai es cansen de dansar;
que ploren tot rient
i que semblen haver nascut només
per fer la guitza als blauets,
i que tanmateix sovint amaguen
els cors més tendres i més bons
de la befa de les plantes enfiladisses;
i que, sap Déu, amb petons
s’haurien d’ofegar,
si hom no tingués por
que al abraçar la xiqueta,
ella provoqui un gran foc
esmicolant-se en flames.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2020 by Salvador Pila, (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: 2020-03-15
Line count: 18
Word count: 89