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La forêt ainsi qu'une mer

Language: French (Français)

La forêt ainsi qu'une mer
Gronde, roule, allonge ses vagues:
Que terrible est ce vent d'hiver
Avec tous ses hurlements vagues!

Sont-ce des cris de trépassés,
Des tocsins de cloches d'alarmes?
Ce vent fou nous a tout glacés:
Oh! comme il pleut! Sont-ce des larmes?

Aujourd'hui, c'est le Jour des Morts;
Chacune des feuilles qui tombe
Eveille en nos coeurs un remord,
En nous rappelant une tombe.

Il eût fallu les aimer plus,
Ces aimés que trop tard on pleure,
Quand les regrets sont superflus,
Quand on a laissé passer l'heure.

Oh! les survivants, aimons-nous!
Proche est la mort, la vie est brève;
C'est la leçon de ces vents fous:
- Cette pauvre vie est un rêve!

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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: 2016-12-06 10:38:48

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Word count: 117

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