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Violon de Lune

Language: French (Français)

L'âme du violon tremblant,
Plein de silence et d'harmonie,
Rêve dans sa boîte vernie
Un rêve languide et troublant.

Qui donc fera d'un bras dolent
Vibrer dans la nuit infinie
L'âme du violon tremblant,
Plein de silence et d'harmonie ?

La Lune, d'un rais mince et lent,
Avec des douceurs d'agonie.
Caresse de son ironie,
Comme un lumineux archet blanc,
L'âme du violon tremblant.

Translation(s): ENG GER GER

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Moon as Violin", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-12-15 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-04-24 11:33:28

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Moon as Violin

Language: English after the French (Français)

The soul of the trembling violin,
full of silence and harmony,
dreams within its varnished enclosure
most languid and troubling thoughts.

Who, then, will cause, 
the soul of the trembling violin,
full of silence and harmony,
to vibrate through a mournful arm?

Moon, through her slow, thin ray,
with sweetest agony,
Caresses, in her ironic way,
like a luminous white bow,
The soul of the trembling violin.

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