by Ioannes Papadiamantopoulos (1856 - 1910), as Jean Moréas
Translation © by Linda Godry

Air Champêtre
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG GER GER
Belle source, belle source,
Je veux me rappeler sans cesse,
Qu'un jour, guidé par l'amitié 
Ravi, j'ai contemplé ton visage, ô dèesse,
Perdu sous la mou, sous la mousse à moitié.

Que n'est-il demeuré, cet ami que je pleure,
O nymphe, à ton culte attaché,
Pour se mêler encore au souffle qui t'effleure,
Et répondre à ton flot caché?

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

  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Pastoral air", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Ländliche Weise", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Linda Godry) , title 1: "Ländliches Lied", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , title 1: "Country song", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 9
Word count: 59

Country song
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Beautiful spring, beautiful spring,
I will never forget how I, 
led by friendship,
Was enthralled by your face, oh goddess,
Lost in sultriness, half hidden under moss.

Where is he now, the friend I mourn,
Oh nymph, attached to your cult,
I join the breeze that caresses you,
And answer your secret brook?

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This text was added to the website: 2008-02-25
Line count: 9
Word count: 53