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by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896)

Une aube affaiblie
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG GER
Une aube affaiblie
Verse par les champs
La mélancolie
Des soleils couchants.
La mélancolie
Berce de doux chants
Mon cœur qui s'oublie
Aux soleils couchants.
Et d'étranges rêves,
Comme des soleils
Couchants sur les grèves,
Fantômes vermeils,
Défilent sans trêves, 
Défilent, pareils
À des grands soleils
Couchants sur les grèves.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Paul Verlaine, Poèmes Saturniens, troisième édition, Paris, Léon Vanier, 1894, pages 43-44.


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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:

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

  • ENG English (David Wyatt) (Emily Wyatt) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Amy Pfrimmer) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bergen Weeks Applegate) , "Setting Suns", appears in Poems Saturnine, in 3. Somber Landscapes, no. 1
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Pierre Mathé) , "Untergehende Sonnen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Ted Perry

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 50