by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Schneeglöckchen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Der Schnee, der gestern noch in Flöckchen
  Vom Himmel fiel,
Hängt nun geronnen heut als Glöckchen
  Am zarten Stiel.

Schneeglöckchen läutet, was bedeutet's
  Im stillen Hain?
O komm geschwind! Im Haine läutet's
  Den Frühling ein.

O kommt, ihr Blätter, Blüt' und Blume,
  Die ihr noch träumt,
All zu des Frühlings Heiligtume!
  Kommt ungesäumt!

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Sneeuwklokjes", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Snowdrops", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Perce-neige", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Bucaneve", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , "Campanitas de nieve", 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: 12
Word count: 53

Perce‑neige
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
La neige qui hier encore en petits flocons
Tombait du ciel,
Figée en clochettes est maintenant suspendue
À de délicates tiges.

Les perce-neige sonnent, qu'est-ce que cela veut dire
Dans le silence du bois?
Ô viens vite! dans le bois on sonne
L'arrivée du printemps.

Ô venez, feuilles, bourgeons et fleurs
Qui rêvez encore,
Venez tous dans le sanctuaire du printemps!
Venez sans tarder!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Pierre Mathé, (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: 2009-07-13
Line count: 12
Word count: 64