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Le réveil

Language: French (Français)

Si tu m’appartenais (faisons ce rêve étrange !),
Je voudrais avant toi m’éveiller le matin
Pour m’accouder longtemps près de ton sommeil d’ange,
Égal et murmurant comme un ruisseau lointain.

J’irais à pas discrets cueillir de l’églantine,
Et, patient, rempli d’un silence joyeux,
J’entr’ouvrirais tes mains, qui gardent ta poitrine,
Pour y glisser mes fleurs en te baisant les yeux.

Et tes yeux étonnés reconnaîtraient la terre
Dans les choses où Dieu mit le plus de douceur,
Puis tourneraient vers moi leur naissante lumière,
Tout pleins de mon offrande et tout pleins de ton cœur.

Oh ! Comprends ce qu’il souffre et sens bien comme il aime,
Celui qui poserait, au lever du soleil,
Un bouquet, invisible encor, sur ton sein même,
Pour placer ton bonheur plus près de ton réveil !

Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]


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: 2019-05-07 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-07 12:45:21

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