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Épigramme III

Language: French (Français)

N'enfermez pas, amis, aux flancs de l'urne creuse, 
  La cendre de mon corps brûlé ; 
Je ne veux pas, au fond de la nuit argileuse, 
  Dormir mon repos isolé. 

Si l'esprit inquiet habite la poussière 
  De celui qui fut un vivant, 
Laissez-la s'envoler dans la belle lumière, 
  Dispersée au souffle du vent.

Confirmed with Œuvres de Henri de Régnier, Paris, Mercure de France, 1913, page 198.

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)

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