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Qui voudra voir comme un dieu me...

Language: French (Fran├žais)

Qui voudra voir comme un dieu me surmonte,
Comme il m'assaut, comme il se fait vainqueur,
Comme il renflamme et renglace mon coeur,
Comme il se fait un honneur de ma honte,

Qui voudra voir une jeunesse prompte
A suivre en vain l'objet de son malheur,
Me vienne lire: il verra ma douleur
Dont ma déesse et mon dieu ne font compte.

Il connaîtra qu'amour est sans raison,
Un doux abus, une belle prison,
Un vain espoir qui de vent nous vient paître.

Et connaîtra que l'homme se décoit
Quand plein d'erreur un aveugle il reçoit
Pour sa conduite, un enfant pour son maître.


Translation(s): ENG

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  • ENG English (Peter Low) , title 1: "Whoever wishes to see a god overcoming me", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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