Comme un ange qui se dévoile,
Tu me regardais, dans ma nuit,
Avec ton beau regard d'étoile,
Mon bras pressait ta taille frêle
Et souple comme le roseau;
Ton sein palpitait comme l'aile
D'un jeune oiseau!
Longtemps muets, nous contemplâmes
Le ciel où s'éteignait le jour.
Que se passait-il dans nos âmes?
Like an angel removing her veil
you looked at me, in my night,
with your beautiful star-like gaze,
your beautiful gaze which dazzled me.
My arm squeezed your waist, fragile
and supple like the reed;
your breast was beating, like the wing
of a young bird!
Silent for so long, we watched
the sky where the daylight was fading.
What was happening in our souls?
© translated by Christopher Goldsack
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