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Apparition

Language: French (Français)

La lune s'attristait. Des séraphins en pleurs
Rêvant, l'archet aux doigts, dans le calme des fleurs
Vaporeuses, tiraient de mourantes violes
De blancs sanglots glissant sur l'azur des corolles.
-- C'était le jour béni de ton premier baiser.
Ma songerie aimant à me martyriser
S'enivrait savamment du parfum de tristesse
Que même sans regret et sans déboire laisse
La cueillaison d'un Rêve au coeur qui l'a cueilli.
J'errais donc, l'oeil rivé sur le pavé vieilli
Quand avec du soleil aux cheveux, dans la rue
Et dans le soir, tu m'es en riant apparue
Et j'ai cru voir la fée au chapeau de clarté
Qui jadis sur mes beaux sommeils d'enfant gâté
Passait, laissant toujours de ses mains mal fermées
Neiger de blancs bouquets d'étoiles parfumées.


Translation(s): CHI ENG ENG ENG GER

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First published in the revue Lutèce, November 24-30, 1883.


Submitted by Auditorium du Louvre

Authorship


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):

  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Yen-Chiang Che) , "幻影", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Claycomb) (Peter Grunberg) , "Apparition", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Charles Hopkins) , "Apparition", written 2002, first published 2002, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Charles Hopkins) , "Apparition", written c2005, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Richard von Schaukal) , "Erscheinung"


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

Last modified: 2018-08-28 02:01:48
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幻影

Language: Chinese (中文) after the French (Français)

月色哀愁,天使哭泣
夢著,手握琴弓,寂靜霧中的花叢裡,
拉著垂死的古提琴
白色的嗚咽滑過藍色的花冠,
那是被祝福的初吻之日;
我的幻像老是喜歡折磨我,
智慧地使我沉醉在悲傷的氣息中,
沒有悔恨也不疑懼
讓夢想的果實在心中滋長。
我漫遊著,雙眼盯著老舊的石版路面,
當陽光灑在你的頭髮,在路上,
在傍晚,你微笑地出現在我面前,
我以為看到一位戴著光環的仙子
那位曾在童年夢中造訪我的她
經過,總是從她微合的手中
讓有星星香味的花束像雪般落下。


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  • Translation from French (Français) to Chinese (中文) copyright © 2009 by Yen-Chiang Che, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

    Yen-Chiang Che. Contact:
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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Stéphane Mallarmé (1842 - 1898), "Apparition", written 1863, appears in Premiers poèmes, first published 1883 ENG ENG ENG GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Edmond Bailly, Henri-Paul Büsser, Claude Achille Debussy, Claude Duboscq, Kaikhosru Sorabji, born Leon Dudley Sorabji, Alexandre Tariot. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2009-05-26.
Last modified: 2014-08-12 10:32:37
Line count: 16
Word count: 16