by Armand Silvestre (1837 - 1901)
Translation © by Nele Gramß

J'aime tes yeux, j'aime ton front
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER ITA
J'aime tes yeux, j'aime ton front,
Ô ma rebelle, ô ma farouche,
J'aime tes yeux, j'aime ta bouche
Où mes baisers s'épuiseront.

J'aime ta voix, j'aime l'étrange
Grâce de tout ce que tu dis,
Ô ma rebelle, ô mon cher ange,
Mon enfer et mon paradis !1

J'aime tout ce qui te fait belle,
De tes pieds jusqu'à tes cheveux,
Ô toi vers qui montent mes vœux,
[Ô ma farouche, ô ma rebelle !]2

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Confirmed with Armand Silvestre, Le Pays des Roses. Poésies nouvelles 1880-1882, Paris, G. Charpentier, 1882, pages 123-124.

1 Adolphe repeats the first line here.
2 omitted by Adolphe.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "Song of love", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Nele Gramß) , "Liebeslied", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Enrico Magnani) , copyright © 2009, (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: 12
Word count: 74

Liebeslied
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Ich liebe deine Augen, ich liebe deine Stirn,
meine Rebellin, meine Wilde,
ich liebe deine Augen, ich liebe deinen Mund,
auf dem sich meine Küsse erschöpfen.

Ich liebe deine Stimme, ich liebe den seltsamen
Charme, alles dessen, was du sagst.
meine Rebellin, mein lieber Engel,
Meine Hölle und mein Paradies!

Ich liebe alles das, was dich schön macht;
ich liebe dich von Kopf bis Fuß,
o du, zu der meine Wünsche emporsteigen,
meine Wilde, meine Rebellin!

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 76