by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896)
Translation © by Faith J. Cormier

Va, chanson, à tire d'aile au devant...
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Va, chanson, à tire d'aile au devant d'elle,
Et dis lui bien que dans mon coeur fidèle
Un rayon joyeux a lui et que voici le grand jour!

Entendez-vous longtemps muette
Et craintive, la gaîté,
Comme une vive alouette,
Dans le ciel clair a chanté,

Va donc, chanson ingénue,
Et, que sans nul regret vain
Elle soit la bienvenue.
Celle qui revient enfin!

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Fly, song
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
 Fly, song, wing your way to her
 and tell her that in my faithful heart
 a joyous ray shines forth and day is come!
 
 Do you hear how gaiety, so long silent
 and afraid, sings
 like a lark
 in the clear sky?
 
 Fly, innocent song!
 There are no vain regrets,
 and she is welcome
 after her long absence.

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:53
Line count: 11
Word count: 59