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Comme un qui s'est perdu dans la forest...

Language: French (Français)

Comme un qui s'est perdu dans la forest profonde
Loing de chemin, d'orée et d'adresse, et de gens :
Comme un qui en la mer grosse d'horribles vens,
Se voit presque engloutir des grans vagues de l'onde :

Comme un qui erre aux champs, lors que la nuict au monde
Ravit toute clarté, j'avois perdu long temps
Voye, route, et lumiere, et presque avec le sens,
Perdu long temps l'object, où plus mon heur se fonde.

Mais quand on voit, ayans ces maux fini leur tour,
Aux bois, en mer, aux champs, le bout, le port, le jour,
Ce bien present plus grand que son mal on vient croire.

Moy donc qui ay tout tel en vostre absence esté,
J'oublie, en revoyant vostre heureuse clarté,
Forest, tourmente, et nuict, longue, orageuse, et noire.

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , "Like someone lost", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-06-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:24

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