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Caprice

Language: French (Français)

Quand je baise, pâle de fièvre,
Ta lèvre où court une chanson,
Tu détournes les yeux, ta lèvre
Reste froide comme un glaçon,
Et, me repoussant de tes bras,
Tu dis que je ne t'aime pas.
      
Mais si je dis: Ce long martyre
M'a brisé, je romps mon lien!
Tu réponds avec un sourire:
Viens à mes pieds! tu le sais bien,
Ma chère âme, que c'est ton sort
De m'adorer jusqu'à la mort.


Beneath the poem: "Février 1861."

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


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: 2011-04-27.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:21
Line count: 12
Word count: 74

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