by Hildegard von Bingen (1098 - 1179)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

O rubor sanguinis
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): FRE
O rubor sanguinis
qui de excelso illo fluxisti
quod divinitas tetigit:
tu flos es
quem hyems de flatu serpentis numquam lesit.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Ô rougeur du sang", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-18
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Ô rougeur du sang
Language: French (Français)  after the Latin 
Ô rougeur du sang,
toi qui coules de la hauteur
que la divinité a touchée :
tu es la fleur
que l'hiver issu du souffle du serpent n'a jamais blessée.


  • Translation from Latin to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2009-01-21
Line count: 5
Word count: 30