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Schicksal der Liebe

Language: German

Wir sind zwei Rosen,
darüber der Sturm fuhr
und sie abriß.

wirbeln sie nun
den Weg entlang,
und ihre Blätter wehn

tanzen und fliehn sie,
nur für einander
duftend und leuchtend,
den Weg der Liebe -:

Bis sie am Abend
der große Feger
auf seine Schaufel nimmt.

Translation(s): ENG FRE


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 (Dave Benson) (Oliver Baettig) , "The Destiny of Love", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-07-05.

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The Destiny of Love

Language: English

Two roses 
torn up 
by the passing storm

now whirl 
along the way, 
their petals tossed about 
in the breeze.

Without a home, 
they dance 
along the path of love, 
shining only 
for each other...

Until the evening 
when the great 
smiling street sweeper 
whisks them up into his dustpan.

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    * Translation from German to English copyright © 2004 by Dave Benson, david.benson (AT) mail.mcgill.ca and Oliver Baettig, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit.

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Text added to the website: 2004-07-05.