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Duparc (1874)

Sur un lys pâle mon cœur dort
D'un sommeil doux comme la mort:
Mort exquise, mort parfumée
Du souffle de la bien-aimée:
Sur ton sein pâle mon cœur dort...

Jean Lahor



On a pale lily my heart sleeps
a sleep as sweet as death:
exquisite death, death perfumed
with the breath of the beloved:
on your pale breast my heart sleeps...

© translated by Christopher Goldsack

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