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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.

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Like someone lost

Language: English after the French (Français)

Like someone lost is a deep forest,
Far from the road, boundary, an address or people;
Like someone amidst huge seas and terrifying winds,
Who sees himself almost swallowed by the great waves of the deep;

Like someone who wanders in the fields, when night steals from the world
All brightness, I had long lost
My way, my road, my light, and with my senses almost
Long lost the object on which my happiness is wrecked.

But when you see that those evils have had their turn, 
And in the woods, at sea, in the fields, you see the end, the port, the day,
You come to believe this present good is greater than the evil.

And I who have been like this in your absence,
I forget, as I again see your bright happiness,
The forest, the torment and the long, stormy, black night.


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Text added to the website: 2013-05-07 00:00:00.

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