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Tristesse de l'odalisque

Language: French (Français)

Dans un soupir l'onde au rivage 
Dit ses malheurs;
Pour consoler la fleur sauvage
L'aube a des pleurs.

Le vent du soir conte sa plainte
Aux vieux cyprès,
La tourterelle au terébinthe
Ses longs regrets,

Au flot dormant, quand tout repose
Hors la douleur,
La lune parle et dit la cause
De sa pâleur.

Ton dôme blanc, Saint Sophie,
Parle au ciel bleu,
Et tout pensif le ciel confie
Son rêve à Dieu!

Arbre ou tombeau, colombe ou rose,
Onde ou rocher,
Tout ici-bas a quelque chose
Pour s'épancher:

Moi! je n'ai rien qui me réponde,
Si je parlais -
La mer est là - verte et profonde,
Sous le palais.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by Louis Benedictus, Louis-Charles-Bonaventure-Alfred Bruneau, Félipe Comas, Gabriel Fauré, Serge Gut, Reynaldo Hahn, Z. Jaume Saint-Hilaire, Mlle., Léon Charles François Kreutzer, Martin Lunssens, Patrice Oliva, Jules Philipot, Antoine Taudou, Achille Tramezzani.


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:29
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