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Si le parler et le silence

Language: French (Français)

Si le parler et le silence 
nuit à notre heur également,
parlons donc, ma chère espérance,
du coeur et des yeux seulement;
Amour ce petit dieu volage 
nous apprend ce muet langage.

Que le regard vole et revole,
messager des nos passions,
et serve au lieu de la parole
pour dire nos intentions.
Amour, etc,

Mais si quelque âme est offencée
de nous voir discourir des yeux,
nous parlérons de la pensée,
comme les anges dans les cieux.
Amour, etc. 

Ainsi par un doux artifice 
nous trompérons les courtisans,
et nous rirons de la malice
de mille fâcheux médisans, 
qui n'en sauront pas d'avantage
ignorant, ce muet langage.

Submitted by John Versmoren


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 between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:18
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