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À l'océan

Language: French (Français)

Océan, que vaux-tu dans l'infini du monde ?
Toi, si large à nos yeux enchaînés sur tes bords,
Mais étroit pour notre âme aux rebelles essors,
Qui, du haut des soleils te mesure et te sonde ;

Presque éternel pour nous plus instables que l'onde,
Mais pourtant, comme nous, œuvre et jouet des sorts,
Car tu nous vois mourir, mais des astres sont morts,
Et nulle éternité dans les jours ne se fonde.

Comme une vaste armée où l'héroïsme bout
Marche à l'assaut d'un mur, tu viens heurter la roche,
Mais la roche est solide et reparaît debout.

Va, tu n'es cru géant que du nain qui t'approche :
Ah ! Je t'admirais trop, le ciel me le reproche,
Il me dit : « Rien n'est grand ni puissant que le Tout ! »

Translation(s): RUS

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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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К океану

Language: Russian (Русский) after the French (Français)

В сравненьи с миром всем, — о, океан безбрежный, —
И с бесконечностью его что значишь ты?
Безмерен ты для глаз людских, но от мечты
Людской не скрыть тебе всех тайн волны мятежной.

Ты, как весь род земной, — игралище судьбы, —
Изменчив, как и он. Пусть люди умирают,
А ты живешь: но ведь и звезды угасают…
Не жди: ты с вечностью не выдержишь борьбы.

Как войско к крепости идет в порыве смелом,
Так рвешься на скалу ты, грозный океан.
Но пены саваном ее не скроешь белым:

Для карликов одних ты только великан.
Ах, понял я, тоской и страхом обуян:
Велик и мощен мир во всем своем лишь целом!

Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

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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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Text added to the website: 2019-05-07 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-07 12:07:16

Line count: 14
Word count: 109