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

Violon de Lune
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
L'âme du violon tremblant,
Plein de silence et d'harmonie,
Rêve dans sa boîte vernie
Un rêve languide et troublant.

Qui donc fera d'un bras dolent
Vibrer dans la nuit infinie
L'âme du violon tremblant,
Plein de silence et d'harmonie ?

La Lune, d'un rais mince et lent,
Avec des douceurs d'agonie.
Caresse de son ironie,
Comme un lumineux archet blanc,
L'âme du violon tremblant.

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Moon as Violin
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
The soul of the trembling violin,
full of silence and harmony,
dreams within its varnished enclosure
most languid and troubling thoughts.

Who, then, will cause, 
the soul of the trembling violin,
full of silence and harmony,
to vibrate through a mournful arm?

Moon, through her slow, thin ray,
with sweetest agony,
Caresses, in her ironic way,
like a luminous white bow,
The soul of the trembling violin.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-07-12
Line count: 13
Word count: 67