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Le vin du solitaire

Language: French (Français)

Le regard singulier d'une femme galante
Qui se glisse vers nous comme le rayon blanc
Que la lune onduleuse envoie au lac tremblant,
Quand elle y veut baigner sa beauté nonchalante;

Le dernier sac d'écus dans les doigts d'un joueur;
Un baiser libertin de la maigre Adeline;
Les sons d'une musique énervante et câline,
Semblable au cri lointain de l'humaine douleur,

Tout cela ne vaut pas, ô bouteille profonde,
Les baumes pénétrants que ta panse féconde
Garde au coeur altéré du poète pieux;

Tu lui verses l'espoir, la jeunesse et la vie,
- Et l'orgueil, ce trésor de toute gueuserie,
Qui nous rend triomphants et semblables aux Dieux!


Translation(s): ENG GER

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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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Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • ENG English (Iain Sneddon) , "Wine for the lonely", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-01-21.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:03
Line count: 14
Word count: 108

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Der sonderbare blick der leichten frauen

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

Der sonderbare blick der leichten frauen
Der auf uns gleitet wie das weisse licht
Des mondes auf bewegter wasserschicht
Will er im bade seine schönheit schauen

Der letzte thaler auf dem spielertisch
Ein frecher kuss der hagern Adeline
Erschlaffenden gesang der violine
Der wie der menschheit fernes qualgezisch --

Mehr als dies alles schätz ich - tiefe flasche -
Den starken balsam den ich aus dir nasche
Und der des frommen dichters müdheit bannt.

Du gibst ihm hoffnung liebe jugendkraft
Und stolz - dies erbteil aller bettlerschaft
Der uns zu helden macht und gottverwandt.


Translation(s): ENG ITA

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Submitted by Virginia Knight

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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):

  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "The strange expression of the slight women", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il vino del solitario", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-01-21.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:03
Line count: 14
Word count: 93