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Parfum exotique

Language: French (Français)

Quand, les deux yeux fermés, en un soir chaud d'automne, 
Je respire l'odeur de ton sein chaleureux, 
Je vois se dérouler des rivages heureux 
Qu'éblouissent les feux d'un soleil monotone; 

Une île paresseuse où la nature donne 
Des arbres singuliers et des fruits savoureux 
Des hommes dont le corps est mince et vigoureux, 
Et des femmes dont l'oeil par sa franchise étonne. 

Guidé par ton odeur vers de charmants climats, 
Je vois un port rempli de voiles et de mâts 
Encor tout fatigués par la vague marine, 

Pendant que le parfum des verts tamariniers, 
Qui circule dans l'air et m'enfle la narine, 
Se mêle dans mon âme au chant des mariniers.

Translation(s): ENG ENG HUN

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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 (Emily Wyatt) , "Exotic perfume", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Cyril Meir Scott) , "Exotic Perfume", appears in The Flowers of Evil, first published 1909
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , "Varázsos illat", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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