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Mon âme a son secret, ma vie a son...

Language: French (Français)

Mon âme a son secret, ma vie a son mystère :
Un amour éternel en un moment conçu. 
Le mal est sans espoir, aussi j'ai dû le taire,
Et celle qui l'a fait n'en a jamais rien su. 

Hélas ! j'aurai passé près d'elle inaperçu,
Toujours à ses côtés, et pourtant solitaire,
Et j'aurai jusqu'au bout fait mon temps sur la terre,
N'osant rien demander et n'ayant rien reçu. 

Pour elle, quoique Dieu l'ait faite douce et tendre,
Elle ira son chemin, distraite, et sans entendre
Ce murmure d'amour élevé sur ses pas ;

À l'austère devoir pieusement fidèle,
Elle dira, lisant ces vers tout remplis d'elle :
« Quelle est donc cette femme ? » et ne comprendra pas.


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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)

Set in a modified version by Georges Bizet.

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in French (Français), [adaptation] by Georges Bizet.

Text added to the website: 2008-08-11.
Last modified: 2018-11-27 11:14:41
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Word count: 120

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