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Poème d'une heure, poésies de Paul Bourget

Word count: 66

Song Cycle by Ernest Moret (1871 - 1949)

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1. Musique et silence de l'heure ! [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: French (Français)

Translation(s): ENG GER

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Romanze", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Silence ineffable de l'heure
Où le cœur aimant sur un cœur
Se laisse en aller et s'endort,
-- Sur un cœur aimant qu'il adore !...

Musique tendre des paroles,
Comme un sanglot de rossignols,
Si tendre qu'on voudrait mourir,
-- Sur la bouche qui les soupire !...

L'ivresse ardente de la vie
Fait défaillir l'amant ravi,
Et l'on n'entend battre qu'un coeur,
-- Musique [et silence]1 de l'heure !...


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