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Le zéphir à la douce haleine

Language: French (Français)

Le zéphir à la douce haleine
Entr'ouvre la rose des bois,
Et sur les monts et dans la plaine,
Il féconde tout à la fois.

Le lys et la rouge verveine
S'échappent fleuris de ses doigts.
Tout s'enivre à sa coupe pleine
Et chacun tréssaille à sa voix.

Mais il est une frêle plante
Qui se retire et fuit tremblante.
Le baiser qui va la meurtrir.

Or, je sais des âmes plaintives
Qui sont comme les sensitives,
Et que le bonheur fait mourir.

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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Korin Kormick) , title 1: "Daydream", copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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