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

Papillons noirs
Language: French (Français) 
De sinistres papillons noirs
Du soleil ont éteint la gloire,
Et l'horizon semble un grimoire
Barbouillé d'encre tous les soirs.

Il sort d'occultes encensoirs
Un parfum troublant la mémoire;
De sinistres papillons noirs
Du soleil ont éteint la gloire.

Des monstres aux gluants suçoirs
Recherchent du sang pour le boire,
Et du ciel, en poussière noire,
Descendent sur nos désespoirs.
De sinistres papillons noirs.

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Nacht (Passacaglia)
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CHI ENG FRE ITA NYN
Finstre, schwarze Riesenfalter
Töteten der Sonne Glanz.
Ein geschlossnes Zauberbuch,
Ruht der Horizont - verschwiegen.

Aus dem Qualm verlorner Tiefen
Steigt ein Duft, Erinnrung mordend!
Finstre, schwarze Reisenfalter
Töteten der Sonne Glanz.

Und vom Himmel erdenwärts
Senken sich mit schweren Schwingen
Unsichtbar die Ungetume
Auf die Menschenherzen nieder...
Finstre, schwarze Riesenfalter.

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  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , title 1: "Natt", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Mimmi Fulmer) (Ric Merritt) , title 1: "Night", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Notte (Passacaglia)", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) (Yen-Chiang Che) , title 1: "夜 (巴沙加牙舞曲)", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Nuit", 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: 51