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Le bûcher

Language: French (Français)

Dans les sentiers perdus moissonant les bois morts,
Le Temps a traversé la forêt de mon âme,
Entassant et foulant souvenirs et remords,
En un sombre bûcher d'où jaillira la flamme.

Ô mes folles amours ! Démons ! Cœurs inhumains !
Accourez et dansez ! C'est mon âme qui brûle !
-- Je m'en retourne aux cieux comme le grand Hercule.
Sur les ailes du feu qu'ont allumé vos mains !

Translation(s): ENG

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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):

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "The pyre", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:50
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The pyre

Language: English after the French (Français)

Along the lost paths harvesting dead wood,
Time has traversed the forest of my soul,
Piling up and crushing memories and remorseful thoughts,
Into a sombre pyre from whence will gush flames.

Oh, my foolish loves! Demons! Inhuman hearts!
Rush forward and dance! It's my soul that's burning!
-- I'm returning to the heavens like the great Hercules
On wings of fire which have been lit by your hands!

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Text added to the website: 2018-01-08.
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