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Le Ciel couvert d'un manteau riche

Language: French (Français)

Le Ciel couvert d'un manteau riche, 
Ardent et fou, vêtu de bleu, 
Le Ciel tourne comme un derviche,
Tourne sans fin, ivre de Dieu.

Sous son écharpe parfumée,
Belle en l'ivresse de sa chair,
La Terre aussi, comme une aimée,
Tourne sans fin, tourne dans l'air.

Par un rythme vague bercée 
En un long rêve musical,
Danse ainsi, danse, ô ma pensée,
Tourne, tourne d'un pas égal.

About the headline (FAQ)

First published in Melancholia, Paris, Éd. Alphonse Lemerre, 1868, in which it was titled "Fantaisie persane"; later published in 1875 in L'Illusion, in which it was titled "Fantaisie orientale".

Confirmed with L'Illusion, Troisième édition, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1893, p. 173.

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)

Text added to the website: 2014-08-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-12-06 10:34:25

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