by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896)
Translation © by Anna Brull Piñol

Calmes dans le demi‑jour
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG ENG GER GER GRE SPA
Calmes dans le demi-jour
Que les branches hautes font,
Pénétrons bien notre amour
De ce silence profond.

[Fondons]1 nos âmes, nos cœurs
Et nos sens extasiés,
Parmi les vagues langueurs
Des pins et des arbousiers.

Ferme tes yeux à demi,
Croise tes bras sur ton sein,
Et de ton cœur endormi
Chasse à jamais tout dessein.

Laissons-nous persuader
Au souffle berceur et doux
Qui vient, à tes pieds, rider
Les ondes des gazons roux.

Et quand, solennel, le soir
Des chênes noirs tombera
Voix de notre désespoir,
Le rossignol chantera.

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1 Fauré: "Mêlons"

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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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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Anna Brull Piñol) , "Calms, dins el capvespre", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Muted", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Laura Claycomb) (Peter Grunberg) , "Muted", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Elaine Marie Ortiz-Arandes) (Julie Nezami-Tavi) , copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Gedämpften Tons", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , "Απαλή αγάπη", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Pablo Sabat) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Didier Pelat

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Calms, dins el capvespre
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the French (Français) 
Calms, dins el capvespre
que fan les branques altes,
endinsem-nos bé en el nostre amor
d'aquest silenci profund.

Fonem les nostres ànimes, els nostres cors
i els nostres sentits extasiats
enmig les llunyanes languideses
dels pins i dels arbusts.

Acluca els ulls,
creua els braços sobre el teu pit,
i del teu cor endormiscat
deixa partir qualsevol propòsit.

Deixem-nos persuadir
per l'alè dolç que ens bressa
que vé, als teus peus, bufar
les ones de l'herba rogenca.

I quan, solemne, el vespre 
torni negres els roures
veu de la nostra melancolia,
el rossinyol cantarà.

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  • Translation from French (Français) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2010 by Anna Brull Piñol, (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.

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Text added to the website: 2010-02-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:34
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Word count: 94