Les étoiles
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Les cieux resplendissants d'Étoiles
Aux radieux frissonnements,
Ressemblent à des flots dormants
Que sillonnent de blanches voiles.

Quand l'azur déchire ses voiles,
Nous voyons les bleus firmaments,
Les cieux resplendissant d'Étoiles,
Aux radieux frissonnements.

Quel peintre mettra sur ses toiles,
O dieu! leurs clairs fourmillements,
Ces fournaises de diamants
Qu'à nos yeux ravis tu dévoiles,
Les cieux resplendissants d'Étoiles?


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Iain Sneddon) , "The Stars", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 13
Word count: 59