by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896)
Translation © by Anna Brull Piñol

Votre âme est un paysage choisi
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CAT CHI ENG GER GER GER
Votre âme est un paysage choisi
Que vont charmant masques et bergamasques,
Jouant du luth et dansant, et quasi
Tristes sous leurs déguisements fantasques!

Tout en chantant sur le mode mineur
L'amour vainqueur et la vie opportune.
Ils n'ont pas l'air de croire à leur bonheur,
Et leur chanson se mêle au clair de lune,

Au calme clair de lune triste et beau,
Qui fait rêver, les oiseaux [dans]1 les arbres,
Et sangloter d'extase les jets d'eau,
Les grands jets d'eau sveltes parmi les marbres.

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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)

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Anna Brull Piñol) , "Clar de Lluna", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Yen-Chiang Che) , "月光", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Peter Low) , no title, copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (William Faulkner) , "Clair de lune", first published 1920
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Nele Gramß) , "Mondlicht", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , "Mondlicht", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Pierre Mathé) , "Mondschein", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:53
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Clar de Lluna
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the French (Français) 
La teva ànima és un paisatge selecte,
que captiven màscares i bergamasques
tocant el llaüt i dansant, i gairebé
tristes sota les seves disfresses capritxoses.

Mentre canten en mode menor
sobre l'amor vencedor i la vida oportuna.
Sembla ser que no creuen en la seva sort,
i la seva cançó es barreja amb la llum de la lluna.

Amb la calma claror de la lluna, trista i bella,
que fa somiar els ocells sobre els arbres,
i sanglotar d'èxtasi els dolls d'aigua,
els grans dolls d'aigua esvelts entre els marbres.

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  • Translation from French (Français) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2010 by Anna Brull Piñol, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2010-02-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57
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Word count: 90