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Un enfant court Autour des marbres... Une voix sourd Des hauts parages... Les yeux si graves De ceux qui t'aiment Songent et passent Entre les arbres... Aux grandes orgues De quelque gare Gronde la vague Des vieux départs... Dans un vieux rêve Au pays vague Des choses brèves Qui meurent sages...
- by Léon-Paul Fargue (1876 - 1947), "Rêves", written 1912, appears in Pour la musique, Paris, Éd. N.R.F., first published 1914 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Robert Caby (1905 - 1992), "Rêves", 1950. [medium voice and piano or orchestra] [ sung text not verified ]
- by Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937), "Rêves", M. 79 (1927), published 1927. [voice and piano] [ sung text verified 1 time]
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- ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "Dreams", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Word count: 51
A short child Playing about the marbles... A muffled voice Of someone highly placed... Such serious eyes Of those who love you Thinking and passing Among the trees... From the great organs Of any station Rumbling wave1 Of old departures... In an old dream In the indistinctness1 of country landscape Of the brief things That die wiser...
1 vague - vagueness, wave, wavy-texteure obscuring clear outlines; this is Symbolist poetry, so all adjectives (esp. regarding color and sound) should have multiple meanings
- Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2013 by Laura Prichard, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in French (Français) by Léon-Paul Fargue (1876 - 1947), "Rêves", written 1912, appears in Pour la musique, Paris, Éd. N.R.F., first published 1914
This text was added to the website: 2013-06-10
Line count: 16
Word count: 57