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Si mon amour n’est point l’amour que tu...

Language: French (Français)

Si mon amour n’est point l’amour que tu rêvais,
S’il a failli d’atteindre au faîte de ce rêve,
Si ton souhait de cœur par dessus lui s’achève,
S’il n’est point le rayon des jours bons ou mauvais.,

S’il n’enveloppe point l’horizon de tes vœux,
S’il reste, dans son cercle immense de tendresse,
Un seul point entr’ouvert par lequel apparaisse 
Un azur plus lointain où t’entraînent tes yeux ;

Dis-le ! je jetterai de ma main le poème,
Et je m’en irai, par un sentier sans retour,
Portant, dans cet exil que son poids fera court,

La consolation et la fierté suprême 
De t’avoir, en partant, montré que mon amour 
Etait digne d’aimer comme tu veux qu’on aime.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Auguste Angellier, À l’amie perdue, Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1920, page 48.

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 19:04:54

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