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Les feuilles s'ouvraient sur le bord des...

Language: French (Fran├žais)

Les feuilles s'ouvraient sur le bord des branches
Les cloches tintaient, légères et franches,
    Dans le ciel clément.

Rythmique et fervent comme une antienne,
    Ce lointain appel
Me remémorait la blancheur chrétienne
    Des fleurs de l'autel.

Ces cloches parlaient d'heureuses années,
    Et, dans le grand bois,
Semblaient reverdir les feuilles fanées,
    Des jours d'autrefois.

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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 (Grant A. Lewis) , title 1: "The bells", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Die Glocken", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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