by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Heart, we will forget him
Language: English 
Available translation(s): CAT FRE GER ITA
Heart, we will forget him
You and I, tonight.
You may forget the warmth he gave,
I will forget the light.

When you have done, pray tell me,
That I [my thoughts may dim]1;
Haste! lest while you're lagging,
I may remember him!

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1 another version (Dickinson): "may straight begin"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cor, l’oblidarem", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Mon cœur, nous l'oublierons", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:26
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Mon cœur, nous l'oublierons
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Mon cœur, nous l'oublierons
Toi et moi, cette nuit.
Toi, tu oublieras la chaleur qu'il donnait
J'oublierai sa clarté.

Quand tu l'auras fait, je te prie de me le dire
Que je puisse effacer mes pensées.
Vite ! de peur que pendant que tu tardes
Je puisse me le rappeler.

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Text added to the website: 2008-11-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:59
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