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Pourquoi pleurer? Pourquoi vous dire ma...

Language: French (Français)

Pourquoi pleurer? Pourquoi vous dire ma tristesse?
Car vraiment peu vous importe si je vous aime.
Est-ce pour implorer un adieu plus tendre? est-ce
Pour sentir le Passé toujours vivre en vous même?

Ma tristesse est le châtiment de ma folie
Amère bue à la splendeur de vos prunelles;
Voici qu'il faut briser le lien qui nous lie.
Entrer dès aujourd'hui dans l'absence éternelle.

C'est pourquoi je pleure et suis si triste, chère âme;
Aussi triste qu'hier au soir où nous pleurâmes
Presque, où les angoisses du départ nous émurent.
Bientôt vous dormirez en la Ville lointaine
Et je n'entendrai plus sous les lourdes ramures
Que la plainte très monotone des fontaines.

Translation(s): ENG

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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)

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

  • ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , title 1: "Why cry? Why tell you my sorrow?", 2004, copyright © 2004 by Faith J. Cormier, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:31

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