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L'île heureuse

Language: French (Français)

Dans le golfe aux jardins ombreux,
Des couples blonds d'amants heureux
Ont fleuri les mâts langoureux
De ta galère,
Et, caressé de doux été,
Notre beau navire enchanté,
Vers des pays de volupté :
Fend l'onde claire !

Vois, nous sommes les souverains
Des lumineux déserts marins,
Sur les flots ravis et sereins
Berçons nos rêves !
Tes pâles mains ont le pouvoir
D'embaumer au loin l'air du soir,
Et, dans tes yeux, je crois revoir,
Le ciel des grèves !

Mais là-bas au soleil,
Surgit le cher pays vermeil
D'où s'élève un chant de réveil
Et d'allégresse ;
C'est l'île heureuse aux cieux légers
Où, parmi les lys étrangers,
Je dormirai, dans les vergers
Sous ta caresse !

Translation(s): ENG ITA


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Winifred Radford) , title 1: "The happy isle", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Massimo Bandinelli) , title 1: "L'isola felice", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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