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Dans la pénombre

Language: French (Français)

À quoi, dans ce matin d'avril,
Si douce et d'ombre enveloppée,
La chère enfant au cœur subtil
Est-elle ainsi tout occupée ?

La trace blonde de ses pas 
Se perd parmi les grilles closes ; 
Je ne sais pas, je ne sais pas. 
Ce sont d'impénétrables choses. 

Pensivement, d'un geste lent,
En longue robe, en robe a queue,
Sur le soleil au rouet blanc
A filer la laine bleue.

A sourire à son rêve encor,
Avec ses yeux de fiancée,
A tresser des feuillages d'or
Parmi les lys de sa pensée.


Translation(s): DUT ENG GER

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G. Fauré sets stanzas 1, 3-4

Confirmed with van Lerberghe, Charles, Entrevisions, suivi de Poèmes posthumes, Paris, G. Crès, 1923, pages 24-25.


Submitted by Didier Pelat

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Pieter van der Woel) , "In het halfdonker nog", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "In the Shadows", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Im Zwielicht", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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