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

À Colombine
Language: French (Français) 
Les fleurs pâles du clair de Lune,
Comme des roses de clarté,
Fleurissent dans les nuits d'été:
Si je pouvais en cueillir une!

Pour soulager mon infortune,
Je cherche, le long du Léthé,
Les fleurs pâles du clair de Lune
Comme des roses de clarté.

Et j'apaiserai ma rancune,
Si j'obtiens du ciel irrité
La chimérique volupté
D'effeuiller sur ta toison brune
Les fleurs pâles du clair de Lune!

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Des Mondlichts bleiche Blüten
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CHI ENG FRE ITA NYN
Des Mondlichts bleiche Blüten,
Die weißen Wunderrosen,
Blühn in den Julinachten -
O brach ich eine nur!

Mein banges Leid zu lindern,
Such ich am dunklen Strome
Des Mondlichts bleiche Blüten,
Die weißen Wunderrosen.

Gestillt wär all mein Sehnen,
Dürft ich so märchenheimlich,
So selig leis - entblättern
Auf deine brauenen Haare
Des Mondlichts bleiche Blüten!

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Albert Giraud, Pierrot Lunaire, deutsch von Otto Erich Hartleben, Der Verlag deutscher Phantasten, Berlin, 1892, page 10.


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

  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Yen-Chiang Che) , "柯隆碧妮", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Mimmi Fulmer) (Ric Merritt) , "Columbine", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Colombine", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Colombina", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , "Columbine", copyright © 2008, (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: 2017-02-21 20:06:09
Line count: 13
Word count: 56