by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Der Schmetterling ist in die Rose...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Der Schmetterling ist in die Rose verliebt,
Umflattert sie tausendmal,
Ihn selber aber goldig [zart]1
Umflattert der [liebende]2 Sonnenstrahl.

[Jedoch]3, in wen ist die Rose verliebt?
Das wüßt' ich gar [zu]4 gern.
Ist es die singende Nachtigall?
Ist [es]5 der schweigende Abendstern?

Ich weiß nicht, in [wen]6 die Rose verliebt;
Ich aber lieb' euch all:
[Rose]7, Schmetterling, Sonnenstrahl,
Abendstern und Nachtigall.

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1 Stanford: "und zart"
2 omitted by Lang.
3 Lang: "doch"
4 Stanford: "so"
5 Lang: "oder"
6 Urspruch: "wen ist"
7 Lang: "O Rose"

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The butterfly is in love with the rose", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le papillon est amoureux de la rose", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Le papillon est amoureux de la rose
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Le papillon est amoureux de la rose,
Il volette mille fois autour d'elle,
Mais lui-même, fragile et doré
Flotte dans [l 'amoureuse]1  lumière du soleil.

Mais alors, de qui la rose est-elle amoureuse ?
J'aimerais [bien]2 le savoir.
Est-ce du rossignol chanteur ?
[Est-ce]3 de l'étoile du soir muette ?

Je ne sais de qui la rose est amoureuse ;
Mais moi je vous aime tous :
[Rose]4 papillon, rayon de soleil,
Étoile du soir et rossignol.

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1 Lang : "la"
2Lang: "trop"
3 Lang: "ou"
4 Lang: "O rose"

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