by Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki (1880 - 1918), as Guillaume Apollinaire

Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG
L'ombre de la très douce est évoquée ici,
Indolente, et jouant un air dolent aussi:
Nocturne ou lied mineur qui fait pâmer son âme
Dans l'ombre où ses longs doigts font mourir une gamme
Au piano qui geint comme une pauvre femme.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Derek Welton) , title 1: "Postcard", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "Postcard", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 5
Word count: 42