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Language: English

Home is not home when thou art gone !
My heart in blindness seems to grope;
Where love's accustomed light has shone
'Tis dark as disappointed hope,
When thou art gone.

The oft appeal, the quick reply,
Still more, maybe, the silent sense
Of sympathy, when thou art by,
These, these are Home! 
And they are hence,
When thou art gone.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Jean-Pierre Granger


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Jean-Pierre Granger) , title 1: "Chez-nous", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-11-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:27
Line count: 11
Word count: 61

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Language: French (Français) after the English

Chez-nous, ce n'est plus chez-nous quand tu es partie !
Mon cœur aveuglé cherche à tâton ;
Là où la clarté habituelle de l'amour a brillé,
C'est aussi sombre qu'un espoir déçu,
Lorsque tu es partie.

L'appel fréquent, la réplique vive,
Encore plus, peut-être, l'impression silencieuse
De sympathie quand tu es auprès de nous,
C'est cela, notre maison !
Et ils n'y sont plus,
Quand tu es partie.

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Text added to the website: 2009-11-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:27
Line count: 11
Word count: 68