by Pierre de Ronsard (1524 - 1585)

À sa maîtresse
Language: French (Français)  after the French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ma petite colombelle,
Mon petit oeil, baisez-moi,
Ma petite toute belle,
Mon petit oeil, baisez-moi.
D'une bouche toute pleine
D'amour, chassez-moi la peine
De mon amoureux émoi.

Quand je vous dirai: Mignonne,
Approchez-vous; qu'on me donne
Neuf baisers tout à la fois,
Donnez m'en seulement trois.

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  • Also set in French (Français), [adaptation] ; composed by Marc-Antoine Muret.

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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , "To his mistress", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 46