Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ecce gratum

Yeah...feeling much better...



Ecce gratumBehold, the pleasant
et optatumand longed-for
Ver reducit gaudia,spring brings back joyfulness,
purpuratumviolet flowers
floret pratum,fill the meadows,
Sol serenat omnia.the sun brightens everything,
Iamiam cedant tristia!sadness is now at an end!
Estas redit,Summer returns,
nunc receditnow withdraw
Hyemis sevitia.the rigours of winter. Ah!
Iam liquescitNow melts
et decrescitand disappears
grando, nix et cetera;ice, snow and the rest,
bruma fugit,winter flees,
et iam sugitand now spring sucks at summer's breast:
Ver Estatis ubera;a wretched soul is he
illi mens est misera,who does not live
qui nec vivit,or lust
nec lascivit sub Estatis dextera.under summer's rule. Ah!
GlorianturThey glory
et letanturand rejoice
in melle dulcedinis,in honeyed sweetness
qui conantur,who strive
ut utanturto make use of
premio Cupidinis:Cupid's prize;
simus jussu Cypridisat Venus' command
glorianteslet us glory
et letantesand rejoice
pares esse Paridis.in being Paris' equals. Ah!

Carmina Burana - Ecce gratum (Behold, the plesant spring)
Carl Orff

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