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La chevrette

Language: French (Français)

Tout en bas du talus où s’encaisse la route,
Où très peu de cie s’aperçoit,
Sans regarder autour de soi,
La petite chevrette broute.

Elle qui dans les yeux garde, on ne sait comment,
La claire vision des horizons sans bornes,
Tourne en un cercle étroit, tirant obstinément
Sur la corde tendue, attachée à ses cornes !

Vers l’azur qui l’attend au paradis de Dieu,
Notre âme obstinément s’élance devant elle,
Mais, tenue à nos corps comme la chèvre au pieu,
Notre âme est prisonnière, avant d’être immortelle !


Submitted by Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]

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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)


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