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La feuille sur l'eau

Language: French (Français) after the Chinese (中文)

Le vent a décroché une feuille de saule ; 
elle est tombée légèrement dans le lac 
et s’est éloignée, balancée par les vagues.

Le temps a effacé de mon cœur un souvenir, 
un souvenir qui s’est lentement effacé.

Étendu au bord de l’eau, je regarde tristement 
la feuille de saule qui voyage loin de l’arbre penché.

Car depuis que j’ai oublié celle que j’aimais,
je rêve tout le jour, tristement étendu au bord de l’eau.

Et mes yeux suivent toujours la feuille de saule, 
et maintenant elle est revenue sous l’arbre, 
et je pense que dans mon cœur le souvenir ne s’est jamais effacé. 

Confirmed with Judith Walter (Judith Gautier), Le Livre de jade, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1867, pages 23-24. The author of the Chinese original is given as Tché-Tsi.

Note: this is a prose text. The line-breaks have been added arbitrarily.

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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: 2019-05-05 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-05 19:48:04

Line count: 12
Word count: 104

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