possibly by Louis Michel James Lacour Delâtre (1815 - 1893) and possibly by H. Trianon
Translation © by Ahmed E. Ismail

Ouvre ton cœur
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG ITA
La marguerite a fermé sa corolle,
L'ombre a fermé les yeux du jour.
Belle, me tiendras-tu parole?
Ouvre ton coeur à mon amour.

Ouvre ton coeur, ô jeune ange, à ma flamme,
Qu'un rêve charme ton sommeil.
Je veux reprendre mon âme,
Comme une fleur s'ouvre au soleil!


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

  • ENG English (Ahmed E. Ismail) , title 1: "Open your heart", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Enrico Magnani) , title 1: "Apri il tuo cuore", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 48

Open your heart
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
The daisy has closed its petals,
The shadow has closed its eyes for the day.
Beauty, will you speak with me?
Open your heart to my love.

Open your heart, o young angel, to my flame
So that a dream may enchant your sleep.
I wish to reclaim my soul,
As a flower turns to the sun!


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This text was added to the website: 2005-01-22
Line count: 8
Word count: 57