by Else Lasker-Schüler (1869 - 1945)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
In den weissen Blüten
Der hellen Rosen
Mr ich verfluten.

Doch auf den Teichen
Warten die starren, seelenlosen Wasserrosen,
Meiner Sehnsucht Kühle zu reichen.


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

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Chill", written 2010, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Froideur", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2011-12-29
Line count: 6
Word count: 24

Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Dans les blanches corolles
Des roses claires
Je suis submergée.

Mais sur les étangs
Les nymphéas figés et sans âme tardent
À atteindre la froideur de mon désir.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Pierre Mathé, (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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This text was added to the website: 2012-12-03
Line count: 6
Word count: 28