by Émile Albert Kayenberg (1860 - 1929), as Albert Giraud
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Lune malade
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
O Lune, nocturne phtisique,
Sur le noir oreiller des cieux,
Ton immense regard fièvreux
M'attire comme une musique!

Tu meurs d'un amour chimérique,
Et d'un désir silencieux,
O Lune, nocturne phtisique,
Sur le noir oreiller des cieux!

Mais 'dans sa volupté physique
L'amant qui passe insoucieux
Prend pour des rayons gracieux
Ton sang blanc et mélancolique,
O Lune, nocturne phtisique!

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "The consumptive moon", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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The consumptive moon
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
O phthisic moon, wasting away by night,
upon the sky's black pillow,
your immense, feverish gaze
dresses me up as if I were Music!

You die of a chimerical love
and a silent longing,
O phthisic moon, wasting away by night,
upon the sky's black pillow.

But in her physical ecstasies,
your lover, passing by with not a care,
takes your blood, white and melancholy
as it is, for sweet moonbeams.
O phthisic moon, wasting away by night.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-07-12
Line count: 13
Word count: 78