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Sur des poèmes de Paul Verlaine

Word count: 263

Song Cycle by Albert Doyen (1882 - 1935)

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1. C'est l'heure exquise [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: French (Français)

Translation(s): CZE CZE ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FIN GER GER GER GER GER GER GER GER GER GER GRE HUN HUN ITA ITA RUS RUS SPA SPA SRB

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  • ENG English (Grant A. Lewis) , "The white moon", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Charles Hopkins) , "The Moment of Ecstasy", written 2002, first published 2002, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Kalpea kuu ", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Pierre Mathé) , "Der weiße Mond", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Elaine Marie Ortiz-Arandes) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Charles Hopkins) , written c2005, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , "Λευκή σελήνη", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "La luna bianca", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , "La hora exquisita", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alberto Bonati) , "La luna blanca", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


La lune blanche 
Luit dans les bois ;
De chaque branche 
Part une voix 
Sous la ramée...

Ô bien aimée.

L'étang reflète,
Profond miroir,
La silhouette
Du saule noir
Où le vent pleure...

Rêvons, c'est l'heure.

Un vaste et tendre
Apaisement
Semble descendre
Du firmament
Que l'astre irise...

C'est l'heure exquise.


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2. Un grand sommeil noir [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: French (Français)

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG GER GER GER GER HUN HUN HUN RUS RUS RUS RUS SLO

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  • ENG English (Corinne Orde) , "A long black sleep", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , "Egy álom", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Un grand sommeil noir
Tombe sur ma vie :
Dormez, tout espoir,
Dormez, toute envie !

Je ne vois plus rien,
Je perds la mémoire
Du mal et du bien...
Ô la triste histoire !

Je suis un berceau
Qu'une main balance
Au creux d'un caveau :
Silence, silence !


Originally titled Berceuse (Cellulairement, no. 8).


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3. Le foyer, la lueur étroite de la lampe [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: French (Français)

Translation(s): RUS RUS

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Le foyer, la lueur étroite de la lampe;
La rêverie avec le doigt contre la tempe
Et les yeux se perdant parmi les yeux aimés ;
L'heure du thé fumant et des livres fermés ;
La douceur de sentir la fin de la soirée ;
La fatigue charmante et l'attente adorée ;
De l'ombre nuptiale et de la douce nuit,
Oh ! tout cela, mon rêve attendri le poursuit
Sans relâche, à travers toutes remises vaines,
Impatient mes mois, furieux des semaines !


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4. L'heure du berger [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: French (Français)

Translation(s): CZE ENG GER HUN HUN

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  • ENG English (Corinne Orde) , "The shepherd's hour", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Pierre Mathé) , "Die Schäferstunde", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , "Pásztoróra", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , "Pásztoróra", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


La lune est rouge au brumeux horizon;
Dans un brouillard qui danse, la prairie
S'endort fumeuse, et la grenouille crie
Par les joncs verts où circule un frisson.

Les fleurs des eaux referment leurs corolles;
Des peupliers profilent aux lointains
Droits et serrés, leurs spectres incertains;
Vers les buissons errent les lucioles;

Les chats-huants s'éveillent, et sans bruit
Rament l'air noir avec leurs ailes lourdes,
Et le zénith s'emplit de lueurs sourdes
Blanche, Vénus émerge, et c'est la Nuit.


Submitted by Corinne Orde

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