by Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847 - 1885)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

I Seraillets Have
Language: Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Rosen sænker sit Hoved, tungt
Af Dug og Duft,
Og Pinjerne svaje saa tyst og mat
i lumre Luft.
Kilderne vælte det tunge Sølv
I døsig Ro,
Minareterne pege mod Himlen op
I Tyrketro,
Og Halvmaanen driver saa jævnt afsted
Over det jævne Blaa,
Og den kysser Rosers og Liljers Flok,
Alle de Blomster smaa
I Seraillets Have,
I Seraillets Have.

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Les roses penchent leurs têtes, lourdes...
Language: French (Français)  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Les roses penchent leurs têtes, lourdes de rosée 
et de parfum
et doucement les pins parasols se balancent en silence 
dans l'air étouffant.
Le lourd argent des sources se déverse dans 
un calme demi-sommeil
Des minarets montrent le ciel 
et leur foi turque,
et un croissant de lune passe doucement 
sur cet azur,
et il embrasse le massif de roses 
et de lis,
et toutes les petites fleurs 
du jardin du sérail.

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This text was added to the website: 2012-01-07
Line count: 14
Word count: 72