by Karl August Candidus (1817 - 1872)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Sommerfäden
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Sommerfäden hin und wieder
Fliegen von den Himmeln nieder;
Sind der Menschen Hirngespinste,
Fetzen goldner Liebesträume,
An die Stauden, an die Bäume
Haben sie sich dort verfangen;
Hochselbsteigene Gewinste
Sehen wir darunter hangen.

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Gossamer threads", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Fils de la Vierge", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Herfstdraden", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Fils de la Vierge
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
En avant et en arrière, les fils de la Vierge
Volent en descendant du ciel ;
Ce sont les pensées fantastiques des homme,
Lambeaux de rêves d'amour dorés.
Sur les buissons, sur les arbres
Ils sont accrochés là ;
Victoires ambitieuses,
Par dessous nous les voyons pendues.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2012-09-01 00:00:00
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