by Maurice Rollinat (1846 - 1903)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Tes yeux bleus comme deux bluets
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Tes yeux bleus comme deux bluets
Me suivaient dans l’herbe fanée
Et près du lac aux joncs fluets
Où la brise désordonnée
Venait danser des menuets.

Chère Ange, tu diminuais
Les ombres de ma destinée,
Lorsque vers moi tu remuais
Tes yeux bleus.

Mes spleens, tu les atténuais,
Et ma vie était moins damnée
À cette époque fortunée
Où dans l’âme, à frissons muets,
Tendrement tu m’insinuais
Tes yeux bleus !

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Maurice Rollinat, Les Névroses, Paris, Fasquelle, 1917, page 33.


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Word count: 71

Your eyes, as blue as two cornflowers
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Your eyes, as blue as two cornflowers,
Followed me through the wilted grass,
And up to to the lake of slender bulrushes,
Where a disorderly breeze
Came to dance some menuets.

Dear angel, you weakened
The shadows hanging over my destiny
When upon me your
Blue eyes rested.

You eased my melancholy feelings
And my life was less cursed
At that fortunate time
Where, into my soul, to mute shivering, 
You tenderly introduced
Your blue eyes!

About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "Tes yeux bleus" = "Your blue eyes"


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This text was added to the website: 2017-08-12
Line count: 15
Word count: 76