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Vous méprisez nature: êtes‑vous si...

Language: French (Français)

Vous méprisez nature: êtes-vous si cruelle
De ne vouloir aimer? voyez les passereaux
Qui démènent l'amour, [voyez les colombeaux,
Regardez le ramier,]1 voyez la tourterelle.
Voyez déça, delà, d'une frétillante aile
Voleter par les bois les amoureux oiseaux,
Voyez la jeune vigne embrasser les ormeaux,
Et toute chose rire en la saison nouvelle.
Ici la bergerette en tournant son fuseau
Dégoise ses amours, et là le pastoureau
Répond à sa chanson; ici toute chose aime,
Tout parle d'amour, tout s'en veut enflammer.
Seulement votre coeur froid d'une glace extrême
Demeure opiniâtre et ne veut pas aimer.

Translation(s): ENG

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "You despise nature", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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