by Armand Silvestre (1837 - 1901)
Translation © by Enrico Magnani

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

Amo i tuoi occhi, amo il tuo volto
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the French (Français) 
Amo i tuoi occhi, amo il tuo volto,
o mia ribelle, o mia scontrosa,
amo i tuoi occhi, amo la tua bocca
dove i miei baci si sfiniranno.

Amo la tua voce, amo quella strana
grazia con cui tutto sai dire,
o mia ribelle, o mio caro angelo
mio inferno e mio paradiso!

Amo tutto ciò che ti fa bella
dai tuoi piedi fino ai tuoi capelli,
o tu, oggetto dei miei pensieri,
o mia scontrosa, o mia ribelle!

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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-20
Line count: 12
Word count: 79