by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Marine
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER
L'océan sonore
Palpite sous l'oeil
De la lune en deuil
Et palpite encore,

Tandis qu'un éclair
Brutal et sinistre
Fend le ciel de bistre
D'un long zigzag clair,

Et que chaque lame,
En bonds convulsifs
Parmi les récifs,
Va, vient, luit et clame,

Et qu'au firmament,
Où l'ouragan erre
Rugit le tonnerre
Formidablement.

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

  • ENG English (Corinne Orde) , title 1: "Marine", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Seestück", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Geoffrey Wieting

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Seestück
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Der schallende Ozean
Wogt unter dem Blick
Des trauernden Mondes
Und wogt noch immer ,

Als ein Blitz
-- Unheimlich und heftig --
Den schwarzbraunen Himmel
Mit langen, hellen Zickzack teilt,

Und jede Welle
In zuckenden Sprüngen
Unter den Riffen
Hin und her geht, blinkt und schreit,

Und am Firmament,
Wo der Orkan herumirrt,
Tobt der Donner
Mit voller Wucht.

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Text added to the website: 2013-03-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08
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Word count: 58