by Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim (1719 - 1803)
Translation © by Marianne Beate Kielland

Rosen pflücke, Rosen blühn
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE NOR
Rosen pflücke, Rosen blühn,
Morgen ist nicht heut!
Keine Stunde laß entfliehn,
Flüchtig ist die Zeit.

[Trink, küsse! Sieh]1 es ist 
Heut Gelegenheit!
Weißt du, wo du morgen bist?
Flüchtig ist die Zeit.

Aufschub einer guten Tat
Hat schon oft [gereut]2!
Hurtig leben ist mein Rat,
Flüchtig ist die Zeit.

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1 Berg, Nägeli: "Trink und küsse: sieh"
2 Berg: "bereut"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À Leukon", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Til Leukon", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Jakob Kellner

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Til Leukon
Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Roser plukkes, roser blomstrer,
I morgen er ikke i dag!
La ingen time få fly fra deg,
tiden er flyktig.

Drikk og kyss: Se i dag
er det muligheter!
Vet du hvor du er i morgen?
Tiden er flyktig.

Utsettelse av en god gjerning
har mange ganger vært angret!
Lev hurtig! - det er mitt råd,
Tiden er flyktig.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Norwegian (Bokmål) copyright © 2012 by Marianne Beate Kielland, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2012-02-23 00:00:00
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