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Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

La lune luit parmi les branches 
Sur la calme fraîcheur des eaux; 
Elle mêle ses roses blanches 
Aux longs cheveux verts des roseaux. 

Là-haut, dans la nuit qui se lève, 
Les cerfs cheminent à pas lents ; 
Un oiseau léger comme un rêve 
S'enfonce dans les joncs tremblants. 

Je marche en pleurant, tête basse, 
Et dans l'intime reposoir 
De mon cœur, ton souvenir passe, 
Doux comme un Angélus du soir.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850), no title, appears in Gedichte, in 1. Erstes Buch, in Sehnsucht, in Schilflieder, no. 5 DUT ENG ENG ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Ernst Bacon, Conrad Baden, Wilhelm Baumgartner, Wilhelm Claussen, Toni Edelmann, Louis Ehlert, Ernst II, Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, Reinhold Fleischer, Robert Franz, A. Friedland, Albert Fuchs, Paul Geisler, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Eduard Hermes, Wilhelm Kienzl, Hans Kretzschmer, Julius Lammers, Henri Marteau, Max Mayer, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Oscar Merz, Friedrich August Naubert, Franz Ries, Wilhelm Rust, Alwin Schutzer, Clemens Seidel, Ferdinand Sieber, Edgar Pierre Joseph Tinel, Wilhelm Moritz Vogel, Eugen von Volborth, Wilhelm Weckbecker, Max von Weinzierl, Theodor Wranitzky. Go to the text.

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), original text by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850) , no title, from Gedichte: Erstes Buch, in Sehnsucht, in Schilflieder, no. 5 ENG ITA FRE by Ernst Bacon, Conrad Baden, Robert Franz, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Wilhelm Kienzl, Henri Marteau, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Wilhelm Baumgartner, Edgar Pierre Joseph Tinel, Julius Lammers, Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, Franz Ries, Toni Edelmann, Eduard Hermes, Wilhelm Claussen, Wilhelm Moritz Vogel, S. Herzog, Eugen von Volborth, Paul Geisler, Wilhelm Rust, Friedrich August Naubert, Ferdinand Sieber, Clemens Seidel, Alwin Schutzer, Albert Fuchs, Wilhelm Weckbecker, Reinhold Fleischer, Max Mayer, Theodor Wranitzky, Louis Ehlert, Hans Kretzschmer, A. Friedland, Max von Weinzierl.

Text added to the website: 2015-03-31.
Last modified: 2015-03-31 16:42:13
Line count: 12
Word count: 70

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