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Auprès de cette grotte sombre

Language: French (Français)

Auprès de cette grotte sombre
Où l'on respire air si doux,
L'onde lutte avec les cailloux
Et la lumière avecque l'ombre.

Ces flots, lassés de l'exercise
Qu'ils ont fait dessus de gravier,
Se reposent dans ce rivier
Où mourut autrefois Narcisse...

L'ombre de cette fleur vermeille
Et celle de ces joncs pendants
Paraissent estre là-dedans
Les songes de l'eau qui sommeille.

Translation(s): ENG FIN GER

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Nele Gramß) , title 1: "Die Grotte", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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