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Créature d’un jour qui t’agites une...

Language: French (Français)

Créature d’un jour qui t’agites une heure,
De quoi viens-tu te plaindre et qui te fait gémir ?
Ton âme t’inquiète, et tu crois qu’elle pleure :
Ton âme est immortelle, et tes pleurs vont tarir.

Tu te sens le cœur pris d’un caprice de femme,
Et tu dis qu’il se brise à force de souffrir.
Tu demandes à Dieu de soulager ton âme :
Ton âme est immortelle, et ton cœur va guérir.

Le regret d’un instant te trouble et te dévore ;
Tu dis que le passé te voile l’avenir.
Ne te plains pas d’hier ; laisse venir l’aurore :
Ton âme est immortelle, et le temps va s’enfuir.

Ton corps est abattu du mal de ta pensée ;
Tu sens ton front peser et tes genoux fléchir.
Tombe, agenouille-toi, créature insensée :
Ton âme est immortelle, et la mort va venir.

Tes os dans le cercueil vont tomber en poussière ;
Ta mémoire, ton nom, ta gloire, vont périr,
Mais non pas ton amour, si ton amour t’est chère :
Ton âme est immortelle, et va s’en souvenir.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Alfred de Musset, Poésies nouvelles, Paris, Charpentier, 1857, pages 83-84.

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: 2018-07-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-07-03 09:44:00

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