by Émile Albert Kayenberg (1860 - 1929)
Translation by Otto Erich Hartleben (1864 - 1905)

Pierrot voleur
Language: French (Français) 
Les rouges rubis souverains,
Injectés de meurtre et de gloire,
Sommeillent au creux d'une-armoire
Dans l'horreur des longs souterrains.

Pierrot, avec des malandrins,
Veut ravir un jour, après boire,
Les rouges rubis souverains,
Injectés de meurtre et de gloire.

Mais la peur hérisse leurs crins:
Parmi le velours et la moire,
Comme des yeux dans l'ombre noire,
S'enflamment du fond des écrins
Les rouges rubis souverains!

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Raub
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CHI ENG FRE ITA NYN
Rote, fürstliche Rubine,
Blutge Tropfen alten Ruhmes,
Schlummern in den Totenschreinen,
Drunten in den Grabgewolben.

Nachts, mit seinen Zechkumpanen,
Steigt Pierrot hinab - zu rauben
Rote, fürstliche Rubine,
Blutge Tropfen alten Ruhmes.

Doch da - strauben sich die Haare,
Bleiche Furcht bannt sie am Platze:
Durch die Finsternis - wie Augen! -
Stieren aus den Totenschreinen
Rote, fürstliche Rubine.

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  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , title 1: "Tjuveri", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Mimmi Fulmer) (Ric Merritt) , title 1: "Theft", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Rapina", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) (Yen-Chiang Che) , title 1: "偷竊", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Vol", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2003-11-16 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
Line count: 13
Word count: 59