by René Morax (1873 - 1963)
Translation © by Peter Low

Berceuse de la Sirène
Language: French (Français)  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Danse avec nous dans le bel Océan
le matin ou le soir sous la lune d'argent.
Plonge avec nous dans le flot transparent,
chante au soleil dans l'écume et le vent.
Mer berce nous dans tes bras caressants
Mer berce nous sur ton coeur frémissant.


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  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "The mermaid's lullaby", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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The mermaid's lullaby
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Dance with us on the beautiful ocean
in the morning or evening beneath the silver moon.
Dive with us into the limpid waves,
sing to the sun in the spray and the wind.
Ocean, rock us in your caressing arms,
ocean, rock us on your trembling heart.


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Text added to the website: 2017-08-11 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-08-11 14:34:09
Line count: 6
Word count: 47