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Les deux flûtes

Language: French (Français) after the Chinese (中文)

Un soir que je respirais le parfum des fleurs 
Au bord de la rivière,
Le vent m'apporta la chanson d'une flûte lointaine.
Pour lui répondre, je coupai une branche de saule,
Et la chanson de ma flûte berça la nuit charmée.
Depuis ce soir-là, tous les jours, 
À l'heure où la campagne s'endort,
Les oiseaux entendent répondre [à leur chant, 
Celui d'un oiseau inconnu]1
Dont ils comprennent cependant le langage.

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1 Ponce and Wertheim: "deux oiseaux/ Inconnus"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]


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Text added to the website: 2010-08-29 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2017-12-25 17:32:21
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