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Language: French (Fran├žais)

Comme un rideau sous la blancheur
De leurs pétales rapprochées,
Les lys ont enfermé leur coeur,
Les coccinelles sont couchées.

Et jusqu'au rayon matinal,
Au coeur même des lys cachées,
Comme en un rêve virginal
Les coccinelles sont couchées.

Les lys ne dorment qu'un moment;
Veux-tu pas que têtes penchées,
Nous causions amoureusement?
Les coccinelles sont couchées.

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 (Faith J. Cormier) , title 1: "Gloaming", copyright © 2003 by Faith J. Cormier, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-01-14.

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