by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896)
Translation © by Tamás Rédey

Le faune
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER HUN
Un vieux faune de terre cuite
Rit au centre des boulingrins,
Présageant sans doute une suite
Mauvaise à ces instants sereins

Qui m'ont conduit et t'ont conduite,
Mélancoliques pèlerins,
Jusqu'à cette heure dont la fuite
Tournoie au son des tambourins.

Confirmed with Paul Verlaine, Fêtes galantes, Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1869, page 31.

Note: The ampersand (&) as appears in the first publication is changed to "et".


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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):

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Alfred Henschke (1890 - 1928) , "Der Faun" ; composed by Max Kowalski.
  • Also set in Hungarian (Magyar), a translation by Lőrinc Szabó (1900 - 1957) ; composed by József Soproni.

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

  • CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , "Na sošku fauna v parku"
  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "The faun", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Nita Cox) , "The dancing faun"
  • ENG English (Charles Hopkins) , "The faun", written 2002, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Charles Hopkins) , "The Faun", written c2005, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Der Faun", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , "A faun", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 40

A faun
Language: Hungarian (Magyar)  after the French (Français) 
Egy jó öreg cserépfaun
Nevet a pázsit közepén;
Jelzi – vitathatatlanul –
Pillanat komisz szellemét,

Mi minket erre vezérelt
– Mélabús zarándokokat –
Honnan az órák repülnek
Hallva a csörgődobokat.

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  • Translation from French (Français) to Hungarian (Magyar) copyright © 2015 by Tamás Rédey, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2015-01-27
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Word count: 30