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Language: Portuguese (Português) after the English

As tuas mãos nas minhas mãos,
os meus olhos nos teus olhos;
assim começou o nosso amor.

Era por um luar de maio;
as flores se abriam em perfume.
Falava por mim o silêncio
e o ramalhete que fazias
ficava por acabar.

Como é puro este nosso amor.
Prendem-se-me os olhos
no teu véu cor de ouro.
Enternece-me como um elogio
o ramo de jasmins que tu me deste.

E nos buscamos e nos fugimos,
doces lutas simuladas,
risos... timidez...
Como é puro este nosso amor.

Translation(s): FRE

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Pureté", written 1911, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-07-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:52
Line count: 17
Word count: 86

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Language: French (Français) after the Portuguese (Português)

Tes mains dans mes mains,
Mes yeux dans tes yeux ;
Ainsi a commencé notre amour.

C'était par une lune de mai ;
Les fleurs étaient ouvertes en parfum.
Le silence a parlé pour moi
Et le bouquet que tu faisais
Est resté inachevé.

Comme notre amour est pur.
Mes yeux sont fixés
Sur ton voile couleur d'or.
Comme un éloge m'attendrit
Le rameau de jasmin que tu m'as donné.

Nous nous cherchons, nous nous fuyons,
De douces luttes sont simulées,
Des rires... de la timidité...
Comme notre amour est pur.

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Text added to the website: 2014-11-29.
Last modified: 2014-11-29 16:47:07
Line count: 17
Word count: 91