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Les clochettes des muguets

Hüe

Les clochettes des muguets,
Frissonnantes sous la brise,
Carillonnent de légers,
Discrets et subtils parfums.

Je les écoute, un à un,
Doucement je les respire;
Ils ont l’arôme si fin
De ton éclatant sourire,
Ils ont l’éclat radieux
Et fleurant bon de tes yeux;

Les clochettes des muguets,
Frissonnantes sous la brise,
Carillonnent de legers,
Discrets et subtils parfums.

Jean Bénédict

The little bells of the lily-of-the-valley

 

The little bells of the lily-of-the-valley,
quivering in the breeze,
chime peals of light,
discreet and subtle scents.

One by one I listen to them,
softly I breathe them in;
they have the delicate fragrance
of your beaming smile,
they have the radiant sparkle
and blossoming goodness of your eyes;

the little bells of the lily-of-the-valley,
quivering in the breeze,
chime peals of light,
discreet and subtle scents.

© translated by Christopher Goldsack

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