by Émile Augier (1820 - 1889)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Aimons mes sœurs
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ma vie en ce séjour
Est un ruisseau limpide
Qui coule sur la mousse
Et reflète le jour.
Aimons mes soeurs, aimons, car la vie est rapide
Et le temps est perdu qui passe sans amour.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Sisters, let us love", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Line count: 6
Word count: 36

Sisters, let us love
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Here, my life is a limpid brook
which flows amongst the moss
and reflects the day.
Sisters, let us love, for life is fleeting,
and time is lost which is spent without love.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-17
Line count: 5
Word count: 33