by Louis Gallet (1835 - 1898)
Translation © by Anne Evans

Élégie
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ô, doux printemps d'autre fois, vertes saisons, 
Vous avez fui pour toujours!
Je ne vois plus le ciel bleu;
Je n'entends plus les chants joyeux des oiseaux!
En emportant mon bonheur, mon bonheur...
Ô bien-amé, tu t'en es allé!
Et c'est en vain que [le printemps revient!]1
Oui, sans retour, 
avec toi, le gai soleil,
Les jours riants sont partis!
Comme en mon coeur tout est sombre et glacé!
Tout est flétri 
pour toujours!

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1 Massenet: "revient le printemps!"

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Elegy
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
 O sweet springtimes of old verdant seasons
 You have fled forever
 I no longer see the blue sky
 I no longer hear the bird's joyful singing
 And, taking my happiness with you
 You have gone on your way my love!
 In vain Spring returns
 Yes, never to return
 The bright sun has gone with you
 The days of happiness have fled
 How gloomy and cold is my heart
 All is withered
 Forever

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:29
Line count: 13
Word count: 73