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Après l'orage

Language: French (Français)

J'aime la mer comme mon âme, 
J'aime tes yeux comme la mer : 
Parfois des caprices de femme 
Semblent troubler le gouffre amer ; 

Et de même tes chers yeux vagues,
D'un azur si tendre souvent,
Ont cette inconstance des vagues 
Au plus léger souffle du vent ;

Et mes caresses, et mes joies,
Tous mes songes délicieux,
Brusquement alors tu les noies 
Dans un orage de tes yeux. 

Mais si fantasque est ta nature 
Que l'orage aussi dure peu,
Et plus clair après l'aventure 
Luit et me rit ton regard bleu.

Confirmed with Jean Lahor, L'Illusion, 3rd edition, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1893, page 120.

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 10:00:15

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