by Charles, Duc d'Orléans (1394 - 1465)
Translation Singable translation by Gertrude Norman

Dedens mon Livre de Pensee
Language: French (Français) 
Dedens mon Livre de Pensee, 
J'ay trouvé escripvant mon cueur 
La vraye histoire de douleur, 
De larmes toute enluminee, 
En deffassant la tresamee 
Ymage de plaisant doulceur, 
Dedens mon Livre de Pensee.

Helas ! ou l'a mon cueur trouvee ? 
Lez grossez gouttez de sueur 
Lui saillent, de peinne et labeur 
Qu'il y prent, et nuit et journee, 
Dedens mon livre de Pensee.

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Modernized version:
Dedans mon Livre de Pensée, 
J'ai trouvé écrivant mon cœur 
La vraie histoire de douleur, 
De larmes toute enluminée,
En effaçant la très aimée 
Image de plaisant douceur, 
Dedans mon Livre de Pensée !
Hélas ! où l'a mon cœur trouvée ? 
Les grosses gouttes de sueur 
Lui saillent, de peine et labeur 
Qu'il y prend, de nuit et journée, 
Dedans mon Livre de Pensée !

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Within my book of Memory
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Within my book of Memory,
My heart found written there 
The hist'ry of its great despair,
Illumined was it tearfully.
Yet in effacing the most fair
Image of my love, with care,
Within my book of Memory,
My heart was still writ there.

Alas! my heart she ne'er will see?
Yet day and night incessantly,
My heart is crushed by misery,
Great drops fall on it ceaselessly,
Within my book of Memory.

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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-28
Line count: 13
Word count: 72