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Viens chercher sur mon sein le calme du...

Language: French (Français)

Viens chercher sur mon sein le calme du sommeil. 
Chère âme fatiguée, endolorie et triste ;
Je veux que, pour ton cœur, ce repos soit pareil 
Au lac limpide et large où le chevreuil dépiste,

À l’abri des rayons dangereux du soleil,
La meute dont l’écho derrière lui persiste. 
Viens dormir dans mes bras, afin qu’à ton réveil 
Les sombres souvenirs, ayant perdu ta piste. 

Se dispersent grondants comme des chiens déçus ;
Et toi-même, oubliant leur clameur et ta fuite,
Ne te souviendras d’eux que pour t’avoir conduite 

Vers des lieux autrement restés inaperçus. 
Car t’aurais-je jamais, sans leur âpre poursuite,
Donné les longs baisers que ton front a reçus?

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Auguste Angellier, À l’amie perdue, Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1920, page 36.

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 19:06:34

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