by Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

Au soleil couchant
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER GER
Au soleil couchant,
Toi qui vas cherchant
Fortune, 
Prends garde de choir;
La terre, le soir,
Est brune.
L'océan trompeur
Couvre de vapeur
La dune.
Vois, à l'horizon,
Aucune maison 
Aucune!

Maint voleur te suit,
La chose est, la nuit,
Commune.
Les dames des bois
Nous gardent parfois
Rancune.
Elles vont errer:
Crains d'en rencontrer
Quelqu'une.
Les lutins de l'air
Vont danser au clair
De lune.

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

  • ENG English (Peter Low) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2020, (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: 24
Word count: 66