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Le ciel d'hiver, si doux, si triste, si...

Language: French (Français)

Le ciel d'hiver, si doux, si triste, si dormant,
Où le soleil errait parmi [des]1 vapeurs blanches,
Était pareil au doux, au profond sentiment
Qui nous rendait heureux mélancoliquement
Par [cette après-midi de rêves]2 sous les branches...

Branches mortes qu'aucun souffle ne remuait,
Branches noires [avec]3 quelque feuille fanée,
-- Ah! que [mon âme s'est à ton âme]4 donée
Plus tendrement [encor]5 dans ce grand bois muet,
Et dans cette langueur de la mort de l'année!

La mort de tout, sinon de toi que j'aime tant,
Et sinon du bonheur dont mon âme est comblée,
Bonheur qui dort au fond de cette âme isolée,
Mystérieux, paisible et frais comme l'étang
Qui pâlissait au fond de la pâle vallée.


Translation(s): ENG GER HUN ITA SPA

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C. Widor sets stanzas 1-2

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1 Widor: "les"
2 Debussy: "cet après-midi de baisers"
3 Widor: "portant"
4 Debussy: "ta bouche s'est à ma bouche"
5 Debussy: "encore"

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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 (John Glenn Paton) , "Sentimental landscape", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Seelengefilde", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Dániel Csűry) , "Érzelmes tájkép", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Enrico Magnani) , "Paesaggio sentimentale", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Mónica Luz Alvarez Jiménez) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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