by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896)
Translation by Cäsar (Otto Hugo) Flaischlen (1864 - 1920)

Un grand sommeil noir
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG HUN
Un grand sommeil noir
Tombe sur ma vie :
Dormez, tout espoir,
Dormez, toute envie !

Je ne vois plus rien,
Je perds la mémoire
Du mal et du bien...
Ô la triste histoire !

Je suis un berceau
Qu'une main balance
Au creux d'un caveau :
Silence, silence !

About the headline (FAQ)

Originally titled Berceuse (Cellulairement, no. 8).


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  • CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , "Píseň"
  • ENG English (Corinne Orde) , "A long black sleep", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , "Egy álom", 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: 12
Word count: 50

Tiefstiller dunkler Schlaf
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Tiefstiller dunkler Schlaf
sinkt über meinen Tag,
daß ich nichts hoffen mehr,
nichts fürchten mag!

Das ganze Leben ...
ich entsinne mich kaum,
war es froh, war es traurig?!
Alles wird Traum ...

Es ist eine Wiege,
von heimlicher Hand
leise geschaukelt
an Grabesrand!
Still! ... Still!

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Cäsar Flaischlen: Gesammelte Dichtungen, Band 2: Aus den Lehr- und Wanderjahren des Lebens, Stuttgart, 1921, page 131.


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This text was added to the website: 2015-06-11
Line count: 13
Word count: 47