by Armand Renaud (1836 - 1895)

Au bord du lac, j’ai mis mon âme
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Au bord du lac, j’ai mis mon âme
Dans une fleur de nélumbo ;
Dans ce nid frais comme un tombeau,
De mes désirs j’endors la flamme,
Et le zéphyr berce mon âme,
Comme il berce le nélumbo.

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Confirmed with Les nuits persanes par Armand Renaud, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1870, page 60.


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

  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "The lotus", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2019-09-18
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Word count: 38