by Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)
Translation by Lev L'vovich Kobylinsky (1889 - 1947), as Ellis

Reflets
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER
Sous l'eau du songe qui s'élève 
Mon âme a peur, mon âme a peur. 
Et la lune luit dans mon cœur
Plongé dans les sources du rêve !

Sous l'ennui morne des roseaux.
Seul [les reflets profonds]1 des choses,
Des lys, des palmes et des roses
Pleurent encore au fond des eaux.

Les fleurs s'effeuillent une à une
Sur le reflet du firmament.
Pour descendre, éternellement
[Dans]2 l'eau du songe et dans la lune.

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First published in the revue La Pléiade, June 1886, and later in Serres Chaudes, 1889.

1 Boulanger: "le reflet profond"
2 Boulanger: "Sous"

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

  • ENG English (Bernard Miall) , first published 1915
  • ENG English (Korin Kormick) , "Reflections", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Franziska Heinzen) , "Widerspiegelungen", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 74

Отсветы
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the French (Français) 
Мне пучина ночных сновидений
Так страшна, так страшна, страшна!
Глубина сновидений полна,
Как и сердце, луны отражений!

Камыши там трепещут тоскливо
Над немым отраженьем теней,
Стройных пальм, роз и бледных лилей
Тени плачут над влагой ленивой.

Угасает закат отражённый,
Опадают цветы без следа, 
Чтоб исчезнуть в воде полусонной
Навсегда, навсегда!

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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)


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-03
Line count: 12
Word count: 50