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Genièvres hérissés, et vous, houx...

Language: French (Français)

Genièvres hérissés, et vous, houx épineux
L'un hôte des déserts, et l'autre d'un bocage ;
Lierre, le tapis d'un bel antre sauvage,
Sources qui bouillonnez d'un surgeon sablonneux ;
Pigeons qui vous baisez d'un baiser savoureux
Tourtres qui lamentez d'un éternel veuvage.
Rossignols ramagers qui d'un plaisant langage
Nuit et jour rechantez vos versets amoureux ;
Vous, à la gorge rouge, étrangère arondelle.
Si vous voyez [aller ma Nymphe]1 en ce printemps
Pour cueillir des bouquets par cette herbe nouvelle,
Dites-lui pour néant que sa grâce j'attends,
Et que, pour ne souffrir le mal que j'ai pour elle,
J'ai mieux aimé mourir que languir si longtemps.


Translation(s): ENG ENG

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1 Leguerney: "ma Nymphe aller"

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , "Bristling junipers", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Humbert Wolfe) , no title, first published 1934


Text added to the website: 2011-06-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:24
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