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Je garde une médaille d'elle où sont gravés une date et les mots: prier, croire, espérer. Mais moi, je vois surtout que la médaille est sombre : son argent a noirci sur son col de colombe.
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- by Francis Jammes (1868 - 1938), no title, appears in Clairières dans le ciel, in Tristesses, no. 15, first published 1906 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Michel Bosc (b. 1963), "Je garde une médaille", 1999 [ high voice, flute, and piano ], from Tristesses, no. 15 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Lili Boulanger (1893 - 1918), "Je garde une médaille d'elle", 1914, published 1919 [ high voice and piano or orchestra ], from Clairières dans le ciel, no. 12, Ricordi [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Darius Milhaud (1892 - 1974), "Je garde une médaille d'elle", op. 355 no. 15 (1956), published 1957 [ baritone and piano ], from Tristesses, no. 15, Paris, Éd. Heugel [sung text not yet checked]
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- ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "I keep a medal for her", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Word count: 36
I keep a medal for her on which are engraved three words: pray, believe, hope. What I see most is that the medal is dark because its silver has blackened on her dove's neck.
- Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2003 by Faith J. Cormier, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in French (Français) by Francis Jammes (1868 - 1938), no title, appears in Clairières dans le ciel, in Tristesses, no. 15, first published 1906
This text was added to the website: 2004-01-27
Line count: 4
Word count: 34