by Louis Pomey (1835 - 1901)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
L'oiseau dans le buisson
À salué l'aurore,
Et d'un pâle rayon
L'horizon se colore,
Voici le frais matin!
Pour voir les fleurs à la lumière,
S'ouvrir de toute part,
Entr'ouvre ta paupière,
Ô vierge au doux regard!

La voix de ton amant 
A dissipé ton rêve;
Je vois ton rideau blanc
Qui tremble et se soulève, 
D'amour signal charmant!
Descends sur ce tapis de mousse
La brise est tiède encor,
Et la lumière est douce,
Accours, ô mon tresor!


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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Aubade", copyright ©

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 18
Word count: 79

Language: English  after the French (Français) 
 The bird in the bush 
 has saluted the dawn,
 and a pale ray of light
 has reddened the horizon:
 behold the fresh morning!
 If you wish to see the flowers
 opening everywhere toward the light,
 open your eyelids
 o maiden with the gentle expression!
 The voice of your sweetheart
 has dispelled your dream;
 I see your white veil
 that trembles and stirs,
 a sign of charming love!
 Descend to this carpet of moss
 where the breeze is once again warm,
 and the light is gentle;
 Hurry, o my treasure!


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 18
Word count: 90