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Un voile obscur

Language: French (Français)

Un voile obscur par l'horizon épars 
Troublait le ciel d'une humeur survenue, 
Et l'air crevé d'une grêle menue 
Frappait à bonds les champs de toutes parts; 

Déjà Vulcain de ses borgnes soudars 
Hâtait les mains à la forge connue, 
Et Jupiter dans le creux d'une nue 
Armait sa main de l'éclair de ses dards;
[Quand]1 ma nymphette, en simple vertugade 
Cueillant les fleurs, des rais de son œillade 
Essuya l'air grêleux et pluvieux, 

Des vents sortis remprisonna les tropes, 
Et fit cesser les marteaux des Cyclopes, 
Et de Jupin rasséréna les yeux.

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Leguerney: "Lors"

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "A gloomy fog", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-06-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:24

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Word count: 92

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