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Que le soleil est beau quand tout frais...

Language: French (Français)

Que le soleil est beau quand tout frais il se lève,
Comme une explosion nous lançant son bonjour !
- Bienheureux celui-là qui peut avec amour
Saluer son coucher plus glorieux qu'un rêve !

Je me souviens ! J'ai vu tout, fleur, source, sillon,
Se pâmer sous son oeil comme un coeur qui palpite...
- Courons vers l'horizon, il est tard, courons vite,
Pour attraper au moins un oblique rayon !

Mais je poursuis en vain le Dieu qui se retire ;
L'irrésistible Nuit établit son empire,
Noire, humide, funeste et pleine de frissons ;

Une odeur de tombeau dans les ténèbres nage,
Et mon pied peureux froisse, au bord du marécage,
Des crapauds imprévus et de froids limaçons.


About the headline (FAQ)

First appeared in the revue Le Boulevard, January 12, 1862; later published in Les Epaves, 1866.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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: 2016-01-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-01-02 15:39:46

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