by Émile Albert Kayenberg (1860 - 1929), as Albert Giraud
Translation by Felix Hausdorff (1868 - 1942), as Paul Mongré

Pierrot Dandy
Language: French (Français) 
D'un rayon de lune fantasque
Luisent les flacons de cristal
Sur le lavabo de santal
Du pâle dandy bergamasque.

La fontaine rit dans sa vasque
Avec un son clair de métal.
D'un rayon de Lune fantasque
Luisent les flacons de cristal.

Mais le seigneur à blanche basque,
Laissant le rouge végétal
Et le fard vert oriental
Maquille étrangement son masque
D'un rayon de Lune fantasque.

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Pierrot Dandy
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Im phantast'schen Mondenstrahle
[Funkeln]1 Fläschchen und Krystalle.
Vor dem Waschtisch schmückt der fahle
[Dandy Pierrot]2 sich zum Balle.

Wasserstrahl in seiner Schale
Klirrt gleich singendem Metalle.
Im phantast'schen Mondenstrahle
[Funkeln]1 Fläschchen und Krystalle.

Pierrot, statt daß auf die schmale
Bleiche Lippe er das dralle
Rot des frischen Lebens male,
Schminkt sich, daß er Ihr gefalle,
Mit phantast'schem Mondenstrahle.

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Confirmed with Felix Hausdorff, Gesammelte Werke, Band VIII Literarisches Werk, ed. by Friedrich Vollhardt and Udo Roth, Springer, Berlin, 2011, page 134, and respectively, Paul Mongré, Ekstasen, Hermann Seemann Nachfolger, Leipzig, 1900, page 131.

1 Marx: "blitzen"
2 Marx: "Pierrot Dandy"

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Pierrot", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-11
Line count: 13
Word count: 58