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Dans son jardin la sultane se baigne

Language: French (Français)

Dans son jardin la sultane se baigne,
Elle a quitté son dernier vêtement ;
Et délivrés des morsures du peigne,
Ses grands cheveux baisent son dos charmant.

Par son vitrail le sultan la regarde,
Et caressant sa barbe avec sa main,
Il dit : « L'eunuque en sa tour fait la garde,
Et nul, hors moi, ne la voit dans son bain.

« -- Moi, je la vois, lui répond, chose étrange !
Sur l'arc du ciel un nuage accoudé ;
Je vois son sein vermeil comme l'orange
Et son beau corps de perles inondé. »

Ahmed devint blême comme la lune,
Prit son kandjar au manche ciselé,
Et poignarda sa favorite brune...
Quant au nuage, il s'était envolé !

Translation(s): CZE

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

Text added to the website: 2013-03-11 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:09

Line count: 16
Word count: 119

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Language: Czech (Čeština) after the French (Français)

Sultánka koupá se ve sadech svých,
šat poslední hle s bujných údů padá,
prost hlodu hřebenu ve prstencích
vlas bohatý ji líbá sličná záda.

K ní oknem zírá sultán šedivý
a praví, hladě vousy dlouhé brady:
Na stráži stojí eunuch bedlivý,
kdo mimo mne zří v lázni její vnady?

Já vidím je — div! — k němu zavolá
mrak, jenž v své pouti nad zahradou stane,
zřím prs, který jak oranž plápolá,
i tělo, s něhož v perlách voda kane.

Tu Ahmed vyskočil, jak měsíc zbled,
vzal handžar svůj se zdobnou rukovětí,
svou hnědou favoritku zabil hned —
a oblak — — v dálku nad zahradou letí…

Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]


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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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Text added to the website: 2019-05-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-13 15:34:03

Line count: 16
Word count: 107