by Jean Richepin (1849 - 1926)

Où vivre ? Dans quelle ombre
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG ITA
Où vivre ? Dans quelle ombre
Étouffer mon ennui ?
Ma tristesse est plus sombre
  Que la nuit.

Où mourir ? Sous quelle onde
Noyer mon deuil amer ?
Ma peine est plus profonde
  Que la mer.

Où fuir ? De quelle sorte
Égorger mon remord ?
Ma douleur est plus forte
  Que la mort.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Les caresses, Nouvelle Édition, Paris, G. Charpentier, [no date], page 249.


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  • ENG English (Corinne Orde) , "Anguish", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Francesco Campanella) , "Angoscia", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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