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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

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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, 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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Word count: 105

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