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Language: French (Français) after the French (Français)

Si mille oeillets, si mille lys j'embrasse,
Entortillant mes bras tout alentour,
Plus fort qu'un cep, qui d'un amoureux tour
La branche aimée, en mille plis enlace :

Si le souci ne jaunit plus ma face,
Si le plaisir fait en moi son séjour,
Si j'aime mieux les Ombres que le jour,
Songe divin, ce bien vient de ta grâce.

En te suivant je volerais aux cieux :
Mais ce portrait qui nage dans mes yeux,
Fraude toujours ma joie interrompue.

Et tu me fuis au milieu de mon bien,
Comme un éclair qui se finit en rien,
Ou comme au vent s'évanouit la nue.

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

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Text added to the website: 2013-06-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:13
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