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