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Un cygne avance sur l'eau

Language: French (Français)

Un cygne avance sur l'eau 
tout entouré de lui-même, 
comme un glissant tableau;
ainsi à certains instants
un être que l'on aime 
est tout un espace mouvant.

Il se rapproche, doublé, 
comme ce cygne qui nage,
sur notre âme troublée...
qui à cet être ajoute 
la tremblante image
de bonheur et de doute.


Translation(s): CAT ENG ENG 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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "A swan moves across the water", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "A swan", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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A swan moves across the water

Language: English after the French (Français)

A swan moves over the water, 
surrounded by itself, 
like a gliding tableau.
Thus the beloved 
is sometimes
a moving space.
 
He draws near, duplicated 
like the swimming swan,
to our troubled soul ....
which adds 
the trembling image
of joy and doubt.


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  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2000 by Faith J. Cormier, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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

Last modified: 2015-07-15 17:53:42
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