Language: French (Français)
La tête d'un vieux scheikh saigne en haut d'une lance;
Au-dessus du desert plane un vautour qui fuit;
Et, morte aussi, la lune au ciel monte en silence,
Souriant à ce mort oublié dans la nuit.
Submitted by Paul Hindemith
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by René-Emmanuel Baton (1879 - 1940), as Rhené-Baton, "Au désert", op. 16 no. 3 (1906), published 1912 [medium voice and piano], from Cinq mélodies sur des poèmes de Jean Lahor, no. 3, Paris, Éd. Durand [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Jeanne Bernard (b. 1844), "Au désert", published  [voice and piano], Paris, Ch. Hayet [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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