by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896)
Translation by Wolf von Kaickreuth, Graf (1887 - 1906)

Pantomime
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CHI ENG GER
Pierrot, qui n'a rien d'un Clitandre,
Vide un flacon sans plus attendre,
Et, pratique, entame un pâté.

Cassandre, au fond de l'avenue,
Verse une larme méconnue
Sur son neveu déshérité.

Ce faquin d'Arlequin combine
L'enlèvement de Colombine
Et pirouette quatre fois.

Colombine rêve, surprise
De sentir un cœur dans la brise
Et d'entendre en son cœur des voix.

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  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Yen-Chiang Che) , "啞劇", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Claycomb) (Peter Grunberg) , "Pantomime", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Charles Hopkins) , "Pantomime", written 2002, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Charles Hopkins) , "Pantomime", written c2005, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Ingrid Schmithüsen) , "Pantomime", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Pantomime
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Pierrot, der so ungleich Clitander,
Langt zu und vertilgt nacheinander
Ohne Zaudern Pastete und Wein.

Cassander seh' ich dort stehen,
Eine Träne im Grund der Alleen
Dem enterbten Neffen zu weihn.

Zur Entführung von Colombine
Macht der Schelm von Harlekin Miene,
Der sein Rad hier viermal schlägt.

Colombine staunt, dass im Winde
Ein Herz sie träumend empfinde,
Und ihr Herz ein Flüstern bewegt.

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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)


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2018-12-08 00:00:00
Last modified: 2018-12-08 16:27:19
Line count: 12
Word count: 63