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Le baiser

Language: French (Français)

Je baiserai d’un bout à l’autre 
les longues ailes noires de ta nuque, 
ô doux oiseau, colombe prise, 
dont le cœur bondit sous ma main !

Je prendrai ta bouche dans ma bouche 
comme un enfant prend le sein de sa mère. 
Frissonne !… car le baiser pénètre profondément 
et suffirait à l’amour.

Je promènerai ma langue légère 
sur tes bras, autour de ton cou, 
et je ferai tourner sur tes côtes chatouilleuses 
la caresse étirante des ongles.

Écoute bruire en ton oreille 
toute la rumeur de la mer… Mnasidika ! 
ton regard me fait mal. J’enfermerai 
dans mon baiser tes paupières brûlantes 
comme des lèvres.


Confirmed with Œuvres complètes de Pierre Louÿs, 1929 - 1931, tome 2 (1894 (Chansons de Bilitis)), Paris, Slatkine reprints, 1973, page 85.

Note: this is a prose text. The line breaks are arbitrary.


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