by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Geh, zartes Blatt, geh armes Brieflein...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Geh, zartes Blatt, geh armes Brieflein hin!
Geh, such' die Blume aller Lieblichkeiten!
Geh, such' mir jene hohe Königin,
Um deren Haupt sich Liebespalmen breiten.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 45.


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Go forth, delicate page", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Va, délicate fleur", copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2010-01-28
Line count: 4
Word count: 25

Va, délicate fleur
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Va, délicate feuille, va, pauvre petite lettre !
Va et cherche la fleur de toute grâce !
Va me chercher cette haute reine
Dont le front se pare des palmes de l'amour.


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This text was added to the website: 2021-01-18
Line count: 4
Word count: 32