by Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804 - 1877)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Den enda stunden
Language: Swedish (Svenska) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Allena var jag,
han kom allena;
förbi min bana
hans bana ledde.
Han dröjde icke,
men tänkte dröja,
han talte icke,
men ögat talte.
Du obekante,
du välbekante!
En dag försvinner,
ett år förflyter,
det ena minnet
det andra jagar;
den korta stunden
blev hos mig evigt,
den bittra stunden,
den ljuva stunden.

Confirmed with Johan Ludvig Runebergs Samlada Skrifter, F. & G. Beijers Förlag, Stockholm, 1870; Akademiska Boktryckeriet, Ed. Berling, Uppsala 1870.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "L'heure unique", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Word count: 53

L'heure unique
Language: French (Français)  after the Swedish (Svenska) 
J'étais seule,
il vint seul ;
près de ma route
menait sa route.
Il ne s'attarda pas,
mais pensait s'attarder,
il ne parla pas
mais son œil parlait.
Toi, l'inconnu,
toi, le bien connu !
Un jour s'écoule,
une année passe,
ce souvenir là,
un autre le chasse ;
cette heure fugace
est à jamais en moi,
cette heure amère,
cette heure douce.

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This text was added to the website: 2013-12-09
Line count: 18
Word count: 63