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A song of consolation

Language: English

Again, dear heart, we snatch an hour
From Time, who grudges bliss;
Thy lips unfold, like morning flower,
To pout the promised kiss!

Deep hues arise within thine eyes;
Love's soft suffusion stealing,
Fills all thy face with tender grace
And all thy form with feeling.

Beside thee I can still forget
Life's purposes, how vain;
The force that dissipates in fret;
The disproportioned pain:

Who so may preach, can never reach
(Too careful comfort doling),
The soothing power of one dear hour
Of thy complete consoling.

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: "Chanson réconfortante", 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: 16
Word count: 87

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