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Le rocher qui pleure

Language: French (Français) after the Russian (Русский)

Un nuage dormait sur le sein d'un rocher. 
Le soir, il avait pris sa poitrine pour gîte ; 
Le vent en fut jaloux et vint l'en arracher. 
« Adieu, dit le nuage, il faut que je te quitte, 

J'aurais voulu pourtant demeurer près de toi, 
Mais nul de son destin ici-bas n'est le maître ! 
Adieu, mon bon rocher, pense souvent à moi, 
Qui ne repasserai jamais ici, peut-être... » 

Sans sourire et sans pleurs, jusque-là dans les cieux 
L'égoïste géant levait son crâne aride : 
Mais, de ce jour, on vit sous son front soucieux 
Une larme briller dans le creux d'une ride.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Mikhail Yur'yevich Lermontov (1814 - 1841), "Утёс", first published 1841 DUT ENG GER GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Akhilles Nikolayevich Alferaki, Boris Vladimirovich Asafiev, Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev, Feliks Mikhailovich Blumenfeld, Boleslav Viktorovich Grodzky, Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Pauline Viardot-García. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2015-03-31 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-03-31 22:15:23

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