Translation © by Garrett Medlock

Es hat die Rose sich beklagt
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Azerbaijani (Azərbaycan dili) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG FRE
  Es hat die Rose sich beklagt,
Daß gar zu schnell der Duft [vergehe]1,
Den ihr der Lenz gegeben habe --

  Da hab' ich ihr zum Trost gesagt,
Daß er durch meine Lieder wehe
Und [dort]2 ein ew'ges Leben habe.

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Confirmed with Friedrich Bodenstedt's Gesammelte Schriften, Erster Band, Berlin: Verlag der Königlichen Geheimen Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei (R.v. Decker), 1865, page 52.

1 Urspruch: "verwehe"
2 Mandyczewski: "drin"

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

  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , "The rose"
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Bertram Kottmann , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-19
Line count: 6
Word count: 39

The rose complained
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The rose complained
That all too quickly vanishes the scent
Which spring gave to her.
There I speak consolation to her
Which flutters through my songs,
And there I have eternal life.

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Translations of title(s):
"Es hat die Rose sich beklagt" = "The rose complained"
"Trost" = "Consolation"


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This text was added to the website: 2020-06-18
Line count: 6
Word count: 32