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Je me poserai sur ton cœur

Language: French (Français)

           Ut signaculum.

Je me poserai sur ton cœur
Comme le printemps sur la mer,
Sur les plaines de la mer stérile
Où nulle fleur ne peut croître,
A ses souffles agiles,
Que des fleurs de lumière.

Je me poserai sur ton cœur
Comme l'oiseau sur la mer,
Dans le repos de ses ailes lasses,
Et que berce le rythme éternel
Des flots et de l'espace.

Translation(s): DUT ENG GER

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Confirmed with van Lerberghe, Charles, Entrevisions, suivi de Poèmes posthumes, Paris, G. Crès, 1923, page 95.

Submitted by Didier Pelat


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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Pieter van der Woel) , "Ik zal me op jouw hart verlaten", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Ahmed E. Ismail) , "I shall rest upon your heart", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Ich werde auf dein Herze sinken", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:38
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Word count: 66

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I shall rest upon your heart

Language: English after the French (Français)

I shall rest upon your heart
Like the spring upon the sea,
On the plains of the sterile sea
Where no flower can ever grow,
With its agile breaths,
Like flowers of light.
I shall rest upon your heart,
Like the bird upon the sea,
Resting its weary wings,
And cradling the eternal rhythm
Of waves and of space.
I shall rest upon your heart
Like the spring upon the sea.

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Text added to the website: 2004-06-27.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:08
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Word count: 71