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Les grands vents venus d'outremer

Language: French

Les grands vents venus d'outremer
Passent par la ville, l'hiver,
Comme des étrangers amers.

Ils se concertent, graves et pâles,
Sur les places, et leurs sandales
Ensablent le marbre des dalles.

Comme de crosses à leurs mains fortes,
Ils heurtent l'auvent et la porte
Derrière qui l'horloge est morte.

Et les adolescents amers
S'en vont avec eux vers la mer.

Translation(s): ENG


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 (Laura Prichard) , "The great gusts coming from overseas", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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