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Le chanson des lèvres

Language: French (Français)

Lèvres, ô mères du baiser,
Qui savez parfois apaiser
La soif de l'âme,
Lèvres exquises de l'enfant,
Lèvres de l'amour triomphant;
Lèvres de femme;
O lèvres qui buvez nos pleurs,
Lèvres plus douces que les fleurs,
Fleur rouge ou rose,
Fleur qu'empourpre la passion,
Fleur pâle où l'adoration folle se pose;
Sources des chansons et des voix,
Qui gazouillez, ainsi qu'aux bois
Les nids de mousses,
Lèvres aux longs babils charmants,
Lèvres d'enfants, lèvres d'amants,
Toutes si douces;
Je vous bénis pour les douleurs,
Pour la joie ardente ou les pleurs,
Les chaudes fièvres,
Pour extases d'autrefois
Et les baisers que je vous dois,
O lèvres, chères lèvres!
O chères lèvres!

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2011-01-28 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-10-28 16:15:59

Line count: 24
Word count: 111

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