by Elisabeth Kulmann (1808 - 1825)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Die letzten Blumen starben
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE FRE
Die letzten Blumen starben!
Längst sank die Königin
Der warmen Sommermonde,
Die holde Rose hin!

Du, hehre Georgine,
Erhebst nicht mehr dein Haupt!
Selbst meine hohe Pappel
[Sah]1 ich schon halb entlaubt.

Bin ich doch weder Pappel,
Noch Rose zart und schlank,
Warum soll ich nicht sinken,
Da selbst die Rose sank?

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Note: at the top of the Schumann score is the following text: "Ein Gedicht voll trüber Todesahnung, wohl aus ihrem letzten Lebensjahr. Sie hatte neben ihrer "Hütte" ein kleines Gärtchen, in dem sie Jahraus, Jahrein, Blumen pflegte. Auch eine Pappel stand in der Nähe."
1 Schumann: "Seh"

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "S’han mort les últimes flors", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De laatste bloemen stierven", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The last flowers have died", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Les dernières fleurs sont mortes !", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Les dernières fleurs ont vécu", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 52

S’han mort les últimes flors
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
S’han mort les últimes flors!
Fa molt de temps que la reina
dels càlids dies d’estiu
ha caigut morta!

Tu, dàlia sublim,
ja no aixeques el cap!
Fins i tot el meu alt pollancre
ja ha perdut la meitat de les fulles.

Jo que no sóc ni un pollancre
ni una rosa, delicada i esvelta,
per què no m’hauria de morir
si fins i tot les roses es marceixen?

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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: 2020-11-15
Line count: 12
Word count: 69