Translation © by Iain Sneddon

Le jour
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Tout est ravi quand vient le Jour
Dans les cieux flamboyants d'aurore.
Sur la terre en fleur qu'il décore
La joie immense est de retour.

Les feuillages au pur contour
Ont un bruissement sonore;
Tout est ravi quand vient le Jour
Dans les cieux flamboyants d'aurore.

La chaumière comme la tour
Dans la lumière se colore,
L'eau murmure, la fleur adore,
Les oiseaux chantent, fous d'amour.
Tout est ravi quand vient le Jour.

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  • ENG English (Iain Sneddon) , "The Day", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:20
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The Day
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Everything is ravishing when the day comes
In the flaming sky of dawn.
On the flowering land which it patterns
The immense joy of the sun’s return.

Foliage, in stark outline,
Has a sonorous rustling;
Everything is ravishing when the day comes
In the flaming sky of dawn.

The cottage, like the castle,
Is coloured in the light,
The water murmurs, the flower opens,
The birds sing, mad with love.
Everything is ravishing when the day comes.

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  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2019 by Iain Sneddon, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2019-09-02 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-09-02 11:15:22
Line count: 13
Word count: 77