Sunday, April 23, 2017

Léo Ferré - Paul Verlaine - Moonlight

Original Title: "Clair de lune"
Text: Paul Verlaine
Your soul is a chosen landscape
Where goes charming Masques et Bergamasques*
Playing some luth and dancing and almost
Sad under their weird disguise

While singing on the minor mode
The victorious love and the opportune life
It does not seem like they believe in their happiness
And their song mixes with the moonlight

Under the clam moonlight, sad and beautiful,
Which makes the birds dream in the trees
And sobbing of extasy the water jets

The big water jets svelt among the trees

*Opera by G. Fauré

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