by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850)
Translation © by David Le Marrec

Meine Rose
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Dem holden Lenzgeschmeide,
Der Rose, meiner Freude,
Die schon gebeugt und blasser
Vom heißen Strahl der Sonnen,
Reich' ich den Becher Wasser
Aus [tiefem]1 Bronnen.

Du Rose meines Herzens!
Vom stillen Strahl des Schmerzens
Bist du gebeugt und blasser;
Ich möchte dir zu Füßen,
Wie dieser Blume Wasser,
Still meine Seele gießen!
Könnt' ich dann auch nicht sehen
Dich [auferstehen]2.

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1 Schumann: "dunklem, tiefem"
2 Schumann: "freudig auferstehen"

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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) , "La meva rosa", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Mijn roos", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "My rose", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (David Le Marrec) , "Ma rose", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Alla mia rosa", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , "Mi rosa", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 14
Word count: 60

Ma rose
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Au beau joyau du printemps,
A la rose, ma joie,
Qui déjà ploie et pâlit
Des rayons brûlants du soleil,
J'apporte une coupe d'eau
D'un [profond]1 puits.

Ô rose de mon coeur !
Par le silencieux trait de la douleur
Tu dois ployer et pâlir ;
Je voudrais à tes pieds,
Comme l'eau à cette fleur,
En silence verser mon âme !
Même si je ne pouvais alors plus
Te [voir te]2 dresser à nouveau.

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1 Schumann version: "sombre, profond"
2 Schumann version: "voir, joyeusement, te"

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2008 by David Le Marrec, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-02-19
Line count: 14
Word count: 75