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Sérénade florentine

Language: French (Français)

Étoile, dont la [clarté]1 luit
Comme un diamant dans la nuit,
Regarde vers ma bien-aimée
Dont la paupière s'est fermée,
Et fais descendre sur ses yeux
La bénédiction des cieux.

Elle s'endort : par la fenêtre
En sa chambre heureuse pénètre ;
Sur sa blancheur, comme un baiser,
Viens jusqu'à l'aube te poser,
Et que sa pensée alors rêve
D'un astre d'amour qui se lève.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FIN

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Confirmed with L'Illusion, Troisième édition, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1893, p. 11.

1 Duparc: "beauté"

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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Marike Lindhout) , "Florentijnse Serenade", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Florentine Serenade", copyright © 2015
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Florencelainen serenadi", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2016-12-06 10:21:49

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Word count: 65

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Florentijnse Serenade

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the French (Français)

Ster, wiens schoonheid schijnt
Als een diamant in de nacht,
Zie neer op mijn geliefde
Wier ooglid gesloten is.
En laat op haar ogen neerdalen
De zegening van de hemelen.
Zij slaapt in... Dring door haar venster
Haar heerlijke kamer binnen;
Strijk neer op haar blanke huid, als een kus
Tot aan de dageraad
En mogen haar gedachten dan dromen
Van een liefdesster die opkomt!

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Text added to the website: 2007-05-10 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:21

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Word count: 65