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Larmes aux fleurs suspendues

Language: French (Français)

Larmes aux fleurs suspendues,
Larmes de sources perdues
Aux mousses des rochers creux ;

Larmes d'automne épandues,
Larmes de [cors]1 entendues
Dans les grands bois douloureux ;

Larmes des cloches latines,
Carmélites, Feuillantines...
Voix des beffrois en ferveur ;

Larmes, chansons argentines 
Dans les vasques florentines 
Au fond du jardin rêveur ;

Larmes des nuits étoilées, 
Larmes [de]2 flûtes voilées 
Au bleu du parc endormi ;

Larmes aux [longs]3 cils perlées,
Larmes d'amante coulées 
Jusqu'a l'âme de l'ami ;

[Gouttes]4 d'extase, éplorement délicieux,
Tombez des nuits ! Tombez des fleurs ! Tombez [des]5 yeux !

Et toi, mon cœur, sois le doux fleuve harmonieux, 
Qui, riche du trésor tari des urnes vides, 
Roule un grand rêve triste aux mers des soirs languides.

Translation(s): ENG GER

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G. Fauré sets stanzas 1-3, 5-7
S. Gassot sets stanzas 1-3, 5-7

About the headline (FAQ)

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1 Fauré: "cor"
2 Fauré: "des"
3 Fauré: "grands"
4 Fauré, Gassot: "Larmes"
5 Tournemire: "les"

Submitted by David K. Smythe


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (David K. Smythe) , "Tears of gold", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Elaine Marie Ortiz-Arandes) , "Tränen aus Gold", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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