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Les derviches hurleurs

Language: French (Français)

Les yeux vers la splendeur divine, 
Des profondeurs de sa poitrine 
Le vieux derviche, sombre et fou,
Tire son cri sourd : Allah hou !

En courant sur la mer immense,
Le vent hurle, Allah ! ta puissance ;
Le derviche aussi, comme un fou,
Hurle : Allah, Allah, Allah hou ! 

La mer roule sur le rivage,
La mer bondit, hurle, sauvage ;
Le derviche aussi, comme un fou,
Hurle : Allah, Allah, Allah hou !

À tes pieds, ô Sultan du monde,
La foudre comme un tambour gronde. 
Le derviche aussi, comme un fou,
Hurle : Allah, Allah, Allah hou ! 

Le torrent croule, roule, et passe,
En hurlant ton nom dans l'espace ;
Le derviche aussi, comme un fou,
Hurle : Allah, Allah, Allah hou ! 

En face du désert en flamme,
Le lion hurle et te proclame ;
Le derviche aussi, comme un fou,
Hurle : Allah, Allah, Allah hou ! 

Mais son extase le consume, 
Il s'affaisse, il tombe, il écume ;
Et, comme un ours branlant son cou,
Hurle à terre encore : Allah hou ! 


Confirmed with Jean Lahor, L'Illusion, 3rd edition, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1893, page 177-178.


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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)


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