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La biche

Language: French (Français)

Ô la biche : quel bel intérieur
d'anciennes forêts dans tes yeux abonde ; 
combien de confiance ronde 
mêlée à combien de peur.

Tout cela, porté par la vive 
gracilité de tes bonds. 
Mais jamais rien n'arrive 
à cette impossessive 
ignorance de ton front.


Translation(s): ENG GER

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "The doe", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Das Reh", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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The doe

Language: English after the French (Français)

Oh, a doe: what beautiful interiors
of ancient forests abound in your eyes; 
drunk with so much confidence 
mixed with so much fear.

All this, supported by the strong 
slenderness of your leaps. 
But nothing ever happens 
to that docile 
ignorance of your brow.


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Text added to the website: 2016-04-13.
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