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Aimons‑nous et dormons

Language: French

Aimons-nous et dormons
Sans songer au reste du monde!
Ni le flot de la mer, ni l'ouragan des monts
Tant que nous nous aimons
Ne [courbera]1 ta tête blonde,
Car l'amour est plus fort
Que les Dieux et la Mort!

Le soleil s'éteindrait
Pour laisser ta blancheur plus pure,
Le vent qui jusqu'à terre incline la forêt,
En passant n'oserait
Jouer avec ta chevelure,
Tant que tu cacheras
Ta tête entre mes bras!

Et lorsque nos deux coeurs
S'en iront aux sphères heureuses
Où les célestes lys écloront sous nos pleurs,
Alors, comme deux fleurs,
Joignons nos lèvres amoureuses,
Et tâchons d'épuiser
La mort dans un baiser!



Translation(s): ENG GER SPA

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1 or "courberont"

Submitted by Ted Perry

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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 (Richard Stokes) , "Let us love", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * GER German (Bertram Kottmann) , "Lieben, lieben wir uns und ruhen", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * SPA Spanish (Alberto Bonati) , "Amémonos y durmamos", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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