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Blommans öde Op. 88 no.6

Blommans öde

Barn af våren
Rov för höstens vind,
Blomma, säg vi dröjer tåren
På din späda kind?
"Solen dalar,
Stormens röst jag hör."
Så den späda blomman talar,
Träffas, bräcks och dör.

The Fate of the Flower

Child of spring
Plundered by autumn’s wind,
Flower, say why the tear remains
Upon your tender cheek?
‘The sun descends,
I hear the storm’s voice.’
This is what the tender flower says,
It is battered, broken, and dies.

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Jean Sibelius was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is best known for his set of seven symphonies, but he also composed over a hundred songs for voice and piano, and various pieces inspired by nature and Nordic mythology.

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