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Rêve de la bien aimée

Language: French (Français)

J'ai rêvé que mon coeur était, comme jadis,
Une source d'eaux vives;
Et lui, l'oiseau de paradis
Qui chantait sur ses rives.

J'ai rêvé que mon oeil était un pur rayon
De l'aube printanière;
Et lui, le léger papillon
Volant dans sa lumière.

Ah! j'ai rêvé que mon corps était inanimé,
Plus froid, plus blanc que neige;
Et lui, le linceul bien fermé
Qui le couvre et protège.

J'ai rêvé que ma lèvre était, aux jours heureux,
Une grenade éclose;
Et lui le zéphyr amoureux,
Qui sur elle se pose.

J'ai rêvé que mon sein était une oasis
De déserts entourée;
Et lui le voyageur assis
A son ombre dorée.

Ah! j'ai rêvé que mon âme errait seule au milieu
Des ombres éternelles;
Et que lui, mon ange, vers Dieu
L'emportait sur ses ailes!

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 between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:24

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Word count: 134

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