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Language: Spanish (Español)

Tus ojos, ojos no son, 
niña, sino dos navajas
con que destrozas y rajas 
el más duro corazón.

Y tu boca celestial 
no es boca, es un vaso lleno
de hechizos y de veneno, 
entre perlas y coral.

Por experiencia lo sé,
vi tus ojos y al instante
con un hierro penetrante 
roto mi pecho encontré.

Tu suave voz me encantó 
bebí tu sonrisa y luego
de ardiente ponzoña el fuego 
por mis venas circuló.

Translation(s): FRE

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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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Madrigal", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-08-10 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:56

Line count: 16
Word count: 75

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Language: French (Français) after the Spanish (Español)

Tes yeux, ce ne sont pas des yeux,
Fillette, mais deux lames
Avec lesquelles tu détruis et tu perces
Le plus dur des cœurs.

Et ta bouche céleste,
Ce n'est pas une bouche, c'est une coupe pleine
De sorts et de poison,
Entre des perles et du corail.

Par expérience je le sais,
J'ai vu tes yeux, et à l'instant,
Avec un fer pénétrant
J'ai trouvé ma poitrine ouverte.

Ta voix suave m'a enchanté,
J'ai bu ton sourire et alors
Le feu brûlant du venin
A coulé dans mes veines.

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Text added to the website: 2017-10-16 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-10-16 03:22:21

Line count: 16
Word count: 90