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Pour qu'à l'espérance il ne cède

Language: French (Français)

Pour qu'à l'espérance il ne cède,
J'ai muré mon coeur révolté
Dans la morne fidélité
Du souvenir qui le possède.
Vers l'horizon où l'Aube a lui,
Pour qu'un vain rêve ne l'emporte,
Comme une inexorable porte
J'ai fermé le Passé sur lui.

J'ai dit: Ma part me fut comptée
D'aimer sans en pouvoir mourir;
L'ombre est douce à qui veut souffrir.
Que me ferait l'Aube enchantée?
Puisque ne peut m'être rendu
L'heur de revoir le doux visage,
Qui fut ma Joye et mon Courage,
Et, que perdant, j'ai tout perdu!

Translation(s): ENG GER

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ; composed by Jules Massenet.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Jean-Pierre Granger) , "So that my appalled heart doesn't yield to hope", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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