by Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680 - 1747)
Translation © by Hayden Muhl

Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG
Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden,
Glänzender Gärten bezaubernde Pracht!
Augen, die deine Vortrefflichkeit sehen,
Müßen vor Anmut [erstaunet, gestehen]1,
Daß dich ein göttlicher Finger gemacht.

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1 Händel: "erstaunend gestehen"


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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Rosa flamejant, ornament de la terra", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Hayden Muhl) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2009-07-01
Line count: 5
Word count: 25

Flaming rose, ornament of the earth
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Flaming rose, ornament of the earth,
the gleaming garden's enchanting splendour!
Eyes, that see your excellence,
must admit, with astonished charm,
that a divine finger made you.

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This text was added to the website: 2012-01-15
Line count: 5
Word count: 27