by Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki (1880 - 1918), as Guillaume Apollinaire
Translation © possibly by Samuel Barclay Beckett (1906 - 1989)

Il pleut
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER
Il pleut des voix de femmes comme si elles
étaient mortes même dans le souvenir
c'est vous aussi qu'il pleut merveilleuses
rencontres de ma vie ô gouttelettes
et ces nuages cabrés se prennent à hennir
tout un univers de villes auriculaires
écoute s'il pleut tandis que le regret et
le dédain pleurent une ancienne musique
écoute tomber les liens qui te retiennent
en haut et en bas

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

  • ENG English (Korin Kormick) , "It rains", copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Julia Henning) , "Es regnet", copyright © 2019, (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: 10
Word count: 67

It's raining
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
it's raining women's voices as if they were dead even in memory
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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)

This text was added to the website: 2019-12-08
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Word count: 61