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Nuit devant la mer

Language: French (Français)

[Tous deux, naguère, assis]1 la nuit sur ce rivage,
Nous écoutions pleurer les harpes de la mer :
La mer bondit ce soir, amoureuse, sauvage ; 
Flots qui hurlez, mon cœur comme vous est amer ! 

C'est comme un bruit sans fin de sanglots et de râles, 
Les grands flots vers le ciel montent désespérés :
Et la lune et la mer s'attirent et sont pâles, 
Ainsi que deux amants que l'on a séparés.

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Confirmed with Jean Lahor, L'Illusion, 3rd edition, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1893, page 44.

1 Devéria: "Tous deux assis jadis"; further changes may exist not shown above.

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: 2016-12-06 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-12-06 10:12:10

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