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La boule de neige

Language: French (Français) after the Latin

Je ne croyais pas que la neige renfermât du feu;
Mais, l'autre jour, Julie me jeta une boule de neige,
Et cette neige était de feu. 
Qu'y-a-t'il de plus froid que la neige?
Et pourtant, Julie, la lancée par tes mains embrasa mon coeur.
Où trouver à present un refuge 
Pour m'abriter des pièges de l'Amour,
Si même cette eau glacée recèle sa flamme?
Julie, tu peux éteindre cependant l'ardeur qui me consume,
Non pas avec la neige, non pas avec la glace,
Mais en brûlant d'un feu pareil au mien.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Ted Perry and Peter Low [Guest Editor]


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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "The snowball", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-03.
Last modified: 2017-08-02 19:09:09
Line count: 11
Word count: 91

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