by Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

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


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Violettes de mars
Language: French (Français)  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Le ciel se voûte si pur et clair,
Une fleur de givre est là
Sur la vitre, si belle dans le soleil flamboyant,
Vient un jeune homme qui la voit.

Mais alors qu'il regarde la fleur,
Au‑dehors, deux yeux de fille rient ;
De si belles fleurs, il n'avait jamais vu,
Deux violettes de mars d'un si beau bleu.

Le feu de ses joues fait fondre la fleur de givre,
Puisse Notre Seigneur aider le jeune homme !

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Text added to the website: 2008-05-03 00:00:00
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