by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896)
Translation © by Yen-Chiang Che

Votre âme est un paysage choisi
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CAT CHI ENG GER GER GER
Votre âme est un paysage choisi
Que vont charmant masques et bergamasques,
Jouant du luth et dansant, et quasi
Tristes sous leurs déguisements fantasques!

Tout en chantant sur le mode mineur
L'amour vainqueur et la vie opportune.
Ils n'ont pas l'air de croire à leur bonheur,
Et leur chanson se mêle au clair de lune,

Au calme clair de lune triste et beau,
Qui fait rêver, les oiseaux [dans]1 les arbres,
Et sangloter d'extase les jets d'eau,
Les grands jets d'eau sveltes parmi les marbres.

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1 Diepenbrock: "sous"

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

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Anna Brull Piñol) , "Clar de Lluna", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Yen-Chiang Che) , "月光", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Peter Low) , no title, copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (William Faulkner) , "Clair de lune", first published 1920
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Nele Gramß) , "Mondlicht", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , "Mondlicht", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Pierre Mathé) , "Mondschein", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:53
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月光
Language: Chinese (中文)  after the French (Français) 
你的靈魂是一幅精選的美景
那兒,著迷人的假面舞和貝加摩舞,
彈著魯特琴,跳著舞,
在奇異的裝扮下顯現出些許的憂傷!

雖然他們吟唱小調
歌頌愛情的勝利和美好的人生,
卻又彷彿幸福不可信,
而他們的歌聲與月光相互交融著。

寂靜的月光憂傷又美麗,
使鳥群在林間安睡,
使噴泉狂喜而啜泣,
從大理石間噴出細長的水柱。

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  • Translation from French (Français) to Chinese (中文) copyright © 2009 by Yen-Chiang Che, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2009-05-26 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-08-12 10:32:27
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