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Près de la mer

Language: French (Français)

Écoûte la chanson des flots, 
Leurs rires, leurs cris, leurs sanglots. 

En chantant, ils rongent dans l'ombre 
Les os blanchis de morts sans nombre. 

Rires confus, cris ou sanglots, 
Entends-tu la chanson des flots ? 

Joyeuse, plaintive, ironique, 
Elle est si vague, leur musique ! 

Rires confus, cris ou sanglots, 
Écoute la chanson des flots. 

La nuit vient : les cieux et la terre 
Sont tout effrayants de mystère. 

Entends-tu la chanson des flots, 
Leurs rires, leurs cris, leurs sanglots? 

Nous contemplons la mer immense : 
— Où va notre amour qui commence?

Confirmed with L'Illusion, third edition, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1893, pages 24-25.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2014-06-05 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:34

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