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Les coquillages

Language: French (Français)

Chaque coquillage incrusté
Dans la grotte où nous nous aimâmes
A sa particularité,

L'un a la pourpre de nos âmes
Dérobée au sang de nos coeurs
Quand je brûle et que tu t'enflammes;

Cet autre affecte tes langueurs
Et tes pâleurs alors que, lasse,
Tu m'en veux de mes yeux moqueurs;

Celui-ci contrefait la grâce
De ton oreille, et celui-là
Ta nuque rose, courte et grasse;

Mais un, entre autres, me troubla.

Translation(s): CZE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

Text added to the website: 2008-09-12 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:55

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Word count: 72

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Language: Czech (Čeština) after the French (Français)

Každá škeble perleťová
v sluji, kde jsi se mně vzdala,
zvláštní jednu vlastnosť chová.

Jedna jako purpur sálá,
jak trysk z duše v krve žehu,
když jsem vzplál, když ty jsi vzplála.

Ta tvou nápodobí něhu,
když zříš na mne s ironií
láskou syta, s líčkem sněhu.

V jiné vidím poesii
tvého ouška, jiná skvěla
se tvou plnou, krátkou šíjí.

Jedna však mne zmátla zcela.

Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]


Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), "Les coquillages", appears in Fêtes galantes, no. 9, first published 1869
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gérard Condé, Antonio Lima Fragoso, Werner Josten, Pierre-Yvan Jouffroy, Fernand Ochsé, Jósef-Zygmunt Szulc. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

    [ None yet in the database ]

Text added to the website: 2019-05-08 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-08 15:36:25

Line count: 13
Word count: 65