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Language: French (Français)

Zephire, modere en ces lieux
L'ardeur dont tu caresses Flore : 
Le sommeil a fermé les yeux
De l'inhumaine que j'adore.

Et vous, qui baignez de vos flots
Les bords de son lit de verdure,
Ruisseaux, respectez son repos ;
Coulez un moment sans murmure.

N'interrompez point son sommeil,
Oiseaux, dont la voix est si tendre :
Que ce ne soit qu'à son reveil,
Que vos chants se fassent entendre.

Voyez les Faunes de ces lieux
Et les Nymphes de ces bocages,
Attendant que'elle ouvre les yeux,
Se reposer sous ces ombrages.

Voyez les Déesses des eaux
Veiller tandis qu'elle sommeille : 
Mais, Nayades, Faunes, Oyseaux, 
Nymphes, Chantez : Elle s'éveille.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2011-05-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:47
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