by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)

Im Winterboden schläft ein Blumenkeim
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA
Im Winterboden schläft ein Blumenkeim
der Schmetterling, der einst um Busch und Hügel
in Frühlingsnächten wiegt den sammt'nen Flügel;
nie soll er kosten deinen Honigseim.

Wer aber weiß, ob nicht sein zarter Geist,
wenn jede Zier des Sommers hingesunken,
dereinst, von deinem leisen Duftetrunken,
mir unsichtbar, dich blühende umkreist?

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "To a Christmas rose II", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À une rose de Noël II", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Sur une rose de Noël II", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "A un elleboro II", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
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Sur une rose de Noël II
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Dans le sol d'hiver dort une fleur en devenir.
Le papillon qui, par les nuits de printemps,
effleure de ses ailes de velours bosquets et collines
jamais ne goûtera ton miel.

Qui sait pourtant si un jour,
quand la parure de l'été aura disparu,
son tendre fantôme, pour moi invisible,ne viendra pas
ivre de ton parfum léger, voleter autour de toi à peine éclose ?

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Stéphane Goldet and Pierre de Rosamel, (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: 2012-03-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:50
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Word count: 65