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Étoile, dont la [clarté]1 luit Comme un diamant dans la nuit, Regarde vers ma bien-aimée Dont la paupière s'est fermée, Et fais descendre sur ses yeux La bénédiction des cieux. Elle s'endort : par la fenêtre En sa chambre heureuse pénètre ; Sur sa blancheur, comme un baiser, Viens jusqu'à l'aube te poser, Et que sa pensée alors rêve D'un astre d'amour qui se lève.
Confirmed with L'Illusion, Troisième édition, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1893, p. 11.
1 Duparc: "beauté"
- by Henri Cazalis (1840 - 1909), as Jean Lahor, "Sérénade florentine", appears in L'Illusion, in 1. Chants de l'Amour et de la Mort [author's text checked 1 time 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 (Marie Eugène) Henri (Fouques) Duparc (1848 - 1933), "Sérénade florentine", 1877-1880, published 1894. [voice and piano or string quartet] [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Alfred André Simon Kullmann (1875 - 1963), "Sérénade florentine", <<1917 [medium voice and piano], from Sept mélodies - 1ère série, no. 4, Paris, Éd. L. Grus & Cie [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Ernest Moret (1871 - 1949), "Sérénade florentine", published 1896 [medium voice and piano], Paris, Heugel [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Marike Lindhout) , "Florentijnse Serenade", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Florentine Serenade", copyright © 2015
- FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Florencelainen serenadi", copyright © 2009, (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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Star whose beauty shines like a diamond in the night Look upon my beloved whose eyelids are shut and upon her eyes let fall the benediction of the skies. She sleeps... Through the window enter her happy chamber; upon her whiteness, like a kiss, rest until sunrise so that she may dream of a star of love that is rising.
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- a text in French (Français) by Henri Cazalis (1840 - 1909), as Jean Lahor, "Sérénade florentine", appears in L'Illusion, in 1. Chants de l'Amour et de la Mort
This text was added to the website: 2015-01-20
Line count: 12
Word count: 60