Comme un chèvre-feuille qui s'élance Au-dessus du mur et que balance Le vent, ô belle comme le jour, Sans te poser à terre, tu cours.
- by Francis Jammes (1868 - 1938), "La joueuse", written 1923-25, appears in Les livres des quatrains, in 3. Troisième livre, no. 23 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Marcel Delannoy (1898 - 1962), "La joueuse", 1935, published 1936, copyright © 1936 [high voice and piano or orchestra], from Cinq Quatrains de Francis Jammes, no. 2, Éd. Heugel [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Jean Papineau-Couture (1916 - 2000), "La joueuse", 1947, copyright © 1947 [high voice and piano], from Quatrains, no. 3, Montréal, Éd. Doberman-Yppan [ sung text verified 1 time]
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