The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

L'âme d'une flûte soupire

Language: French (Français)

L'âme d'une flûte soupire
Au fond du parc mélodieux;
Limpide est l'ombre où l'on respire
Ton poème silencieux,

Nuit de langueur, nuit de mensonge,
Qui poses, d'un geste ondoyant,
Dans ta chevelure de songe
La lune, bijou d'Orient.

Sylva, Sylvie et Sylvanire,
Belles au regard bleu changeant,
(L'étoile aux fontaines se mire),
Allez par les sentiers d'argent,

Allez vite, l'heure est si brève,
Cueillir [au jardin des aveux]1,
Les coeurs qui se meurent du rêve
De mourir parmi vos cheveux...

Translation(s): ENG

List of language codes

About the headline (FAQ)

View original text (without footnotes)
1 omitted by Jarnach.

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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Shawn Thuris) , "Arpeggio", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2015-01-17 10:36:32
Line count: 16
Word count: 80

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Browse (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works