by Pierre de Ronsard (1524 - 1585)

Rends moi mon cœur
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Rends moi mon cœur,
Rends moi mon cœur, pillarde
Que tu retiens dans ton sein arresté
Rends moi, rends moi ma douce liberté
Qu'à tes beaux yeux mal caut, je mis en garde
Rends moi ma vie ou bien la mort retarde
Qui me devance [en aimant]1 ta beauté
Par ne sai quelle honneste cruauté
Et de plus pres mes angoisses regarde.

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1 Lassus: "au cours de"

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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "Give back my heart", 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.
Line count: 9
Word count: 62