by Karl (or Carl) Busse (1872 - 1918)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Bleiche Blüte, Blüte der Liebe
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
[Bleiche]1 Blüte, Blüte der Liebe,
Leuchte über dem Laubendach,
Ruf' in klopfenden Mädchenherzen,
Blüte der Liebe, die Sehnsucht wach!
Deiner Kelche verströmender Atem
Zittert, verzittert so schwer [und so stark]2,
Schwül von deinen duftenden Kronen
Weht der Nachtwind über den Park.

In der Laube lauschen zwei Augen.
Zögert und zagt ein Mädchenmund,
Sorge dich nicht und laß dich küssen,
Sieh, nur Sträucher raunen im Rund.

Und es ruft dir im pochenden Herzen
Weißer Jasmin die [Sehnsucht]3 wach -
[Weiße Blüten, Blüten der Liebe
Leuchten]4 über dem Laubendach.

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1 Lindner: "Weisse"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Strauss: "und stark"
3 Strauss: "Seele"
4 Strauss: "Weiße Blüte, Blüte der Liebe/ Leuchte"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El blanc gessamí", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "White jasmine", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Jasmin blanc", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Alberto Pedrotti , Lau Kanen [Guest Editor] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 87

Jasmin blanc
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Pâle fleur, fleur de l'amour,
Éclaire la tonnelle,
Dans le cœur battant des filles,
Fleur de l'amour, éveille le désir !
L'exhalaison diffusée par tes calices
Vibre et vacille si dense et si fort
Que le vent de la nuit souffle dans le parc
Alourdi par tes corolles odorantes.

Dans les feuillages deux yeux observent.
La bouche d'une fille hésite et tergiverse,
Ne t'en fais pas et laisse-toi embrasser,
Vois, seuls les buissons murmurent alentour.

Et dans le cœur battant 
Le jasmin blanc éveille le désir --
[Blanches fleurs, fleurs de l'amour,
Éclairent]1 la tonnelle.

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1 Strauss: au singulier

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This text was added to the website: 2013-06-11
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Word count: 94