by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896)
Translation Singable translation by Nita Cox

Le faune
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER HUN
Un vieux faune de terre cuite
Rit au centre des boulingrins,
Présageant sans doute une suite
Mauvaise à ces instants sereins

Qui m'ont conduit et t'ont conduite,
-- Mélancoliques pèlerins, --
Jusqu'à cette heure dont la fuite
Tournoie au son des tambourins.

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  • CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , "Na sošku fauna v parku"
  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "The faun", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Nita Cox) , "The dancing faun"
  • ENG English (Charles Hopkins) , "The faun", written 2002, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Charles Hopkins) , "The Faun", written c2005, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Der Faun", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , "A faun", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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The dancing faun
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Wrought in ancient, crumbling plaster,
Laughing, pointing, a dancing faun stood
Presaging, no doubt, disaster
To all who trespassed in his wood

We trod the path in youthful gladness
Led by Love and happy chance
Giddy with youth and summer madness
Caught in the whirl of Love's mad dance.

From an old Debussy edition.

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