by Paul Collin (1845 - 1915)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Puisque vous êtes revenue
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Puisque vous êtes revenue
Le soleil peut bien s'en aller,
Sa douceur m'était moins connue
Que la douceur de vous parler,
Et la douceur de vous entendre
Et de sentir un cœur ami,
Comme une aile d'oiseau s'étendre
Jusque sur mon cœur endormi.
Si l'été vous eût retenue
Je l'aurais suivi d'un regret,
Que m'importe s'il disparait.


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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ; composed by Mathilde, Baroness Willy de Rothschild.

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Since you have come back", copyright © 2012

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Since you have come back
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Since you have come back,
the sun may as well go;
I hardly recognize its sweetness compared with
the sweetness of speaking with you,
and the sweetness of listening to you
and the thought of your dear heart,
like a bird's wing spread
across my sleeping heart.
If summer had detained you
I would have followed it with regret,
what do I care now that it is setting?


  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2012 by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website: 2012-12-03
Line count: 11
Word count: 68