by Antoine Houdar de La Motte (1672 - 1731)
Translation © by Dan Shen

Dans un bois
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CHI DUT ENG GER GRE ITA SPA SPA
Dans un bois solitaire et sombre
Je me promenais l'autr' jour,
Un enfant y dormait à l'ombre,
C'était le redoutable Amour.

J'approche, sa beauté me flatte,
Mais je devais m'en défier ;
Il avait les traits d'une ingrate,
Que j'avais juré d'oublier.

Il avait la bouche vermeille,
Le teint aussi frais que le sien,
Un soupir m'échappe, il s'éveille ;
L'Amour se réveille de rien.

Aussitôt déployant ses aîles 
Et saisissant son arc vengeur,
L'une de ses flêches, cruelles 
En partant, il me blesse au cœur.

Va ! va, dit-il, aux pieds de Sylvie,
De nouveau languir et brûler !
Tu l'aimeras toute la vie,
Pour avoir osé m'éveiller.

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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)

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

  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Dan Shen) , "在树林里", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "In een bos", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In a forest", copyright ©
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Walter Riemer) , "In einen einsamen, düsteren Wald", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Daniel Jäger) , "Einsam ging ich jüngst im Haine"
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , "Σε δάσος μοναχικό και σκοτεινό", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "In un bosco", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Pilar Lirio) , "En un bosque", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , "En un bosque solitario", copyright © 2007, (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.
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Word count: 109

在树林里
Language: Chinese (中文)  after the French (Français) 
在一个清静浓荫的树林里,
有一天,我正在那里散步,
一个孩童在树荫下熟睡
——他就是那爱捉弄人的爱神(丘比特)。

他的美貌吸引我走近前去,
不过我应当小心一些。
他的容貌让我想起那位
我曾发誓要忘掉的人。

他有象她一样的红唇,
他的脸色也象她的一样粉嫩。
从我的口中溜出了一声叹息,惊醒了他:
爱神就这么醒来了。

他立刻展开了双翼,
抽出一支他的金箭,
他射出了这支可怕的箭,
正中了我的心。

“去”,他说,“回到西尔维亚的裙下,
再去爱得死去活来。
我要罚你在爱中受一生的折磨,
因为你竟敢将我从睡梦中惊醒。”

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This text was added to the website: 2010-02-09
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Word count: 20