by James Joyce (1882 - 1941)
Translation Singable translation by Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz (1894 - 1980)

My dove, my beautiful one
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
My dove, my beautiful one, 
  Arise, arise! 
  The night-dew lies 
Upon my lips and eyes. 

The odorous winds are weaving 
  A music of sighs: 
  Arise, arise, 
My dove, my beautiful one! 

I wait by the cedar tree, 
  My sister, my love. 
  White breast of the dove, 
My breast shall be your bed. 

The pale dew lies 
  Like a veil on my head. 
  My fair one, my fair dove, 
Arise, arise!1

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1 Szymanowski adds "My dove, my beautiful one!"

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36
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Turkawko moja
Language: Polish (Polski)  after the English 
Turkawko moja, już dzien',
wlęc wstan', więc wstan'!
Choc' jeszcze walczy
noc rosą i mglą.

Wonne powiewy grają
już pieśnią tchnien',
więc wstan', więc wstan',
turkawko, turkawko ty ma!

Przy drodze, gdzie szumi cedr,
tam czekam cię sam.
Siostro, turkawko,
spocznij na piersi mej.

Mgła igra jak welon,
jak welon nad głową.
O, piękna turkawko,
ach, wstan', ach wstan'!
Gołąbko serca mojego.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2010-04-06 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:38
Line count: 17
Word count: 62