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Il en est de l'amour

Language: French (Français)

Il en est de l'amour
comme de tant de choses charmantes à leur printemps,
nobles et belles seulement à leur automne.
On s'aime à vingt ans comme les oiseaux de mai,
qui, par delà leur nid et leurs gazouillements, ne savent rien ;
mais, après, vient la brise qui emporte le nid
et la chanson d'amour :
de ce qu'elle disait, l'écho ne se souvient pas.
Il nous faudrait mourir alors,
si nous étions de la terre,
si, à ces destructions,
ne survivaient les tendresses de l'âme,
immortelles comme l'âme elle-même.

Il en est de l'amour
comme de tant de choses charmantes à leur printemps.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Jean-Pierre Granger


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 (Jean-Pierre Granger) , title 1: "Love is like so many lovely things", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-11-19.
Last modified: 2015-04-12 17:11:47
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