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Si tout ceci n'est qu'un pauvre rêve, et...

Language: French (Français)

Si tout ceci n'est qu'un pauvre rêve, et s'il faut
que j'ajoute dans ma vie, une fois encore,
la désillusion aux désillusions ;
et, si je dois encore, par ma sombre folie,
chercher dans la douceur du vent et de la pluie
les seules vaines voix qui m'aient en passion :
je ne sais si je guérirai, ô mon amie...


Translation(s): ENG

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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 (Faith J. Cormier) , title 1: "If all were naught but a poor dream", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-07-12 16:00:43

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If all were naught but a poor dream

Language: English after the French (Français)

If all were naught but a poor dream, 
and if I had to pile
disillusionment on disillusionment in my life, 
and if in my shadowy madness I again had 
to look to the sweetness of wind and rain 
to find the only vain voices that love me passionately, 
I don't know if I would ever get better, sweetheart...


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Text added to the website: 2004-01-27 00:00:00.

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