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L'été, lorsque le jour a fui, de fleurs...

Language: French (Français)

L'été, lorsque le jour a fui, de fleurs couverte
La plaine verse au loin un parfum enivrant ;
Les yeux fermés, l'oreille aux rumeurs entr'ouverte,
On ne dort qu'à demi d'un sommeil transparent.

Les astres sont plus purs, l'ombre paraît meilleure ;
Un vague demi-jour teint le dôme éternel ;
Et l'aube, douce et pâle, en attendant son heure,
Semble toute la nuit errer au bas du ciel.


Translation(s): ENG RUS

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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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  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ; composed by Nikolay Aleksandrovich Sokolov.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (David K. Smythe) , "June nights", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:34

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June nights

Language: English after the French (Français)

 In summer, when day is done, from the flower-covered
 meadow in the distance pours an intoxicating scent.
 With eyes shut, ears half-open to murmurs,
 One could sleep only in a limpid slumber.
 
 The stars are pure, the darkness appears better;
 some sort of half-light tinges the eternal dome;
 And the dawn, gentle and pale, biding its time,
 Seems to wander all night at the foot of the heavens.


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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885), "Nuits de juin", appears in Les Rayons et les Ombres, no. 43, first published 1840
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Georges Alary, Benjamin Britten, Louis Lacombe, Frank Van Nimwegen, Mario Van Overeem. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:34

Line count: 8
Word count: 69