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Notre amour

Fauré (1882)

Notre amour est chose légère
Comme les parfums que le vent
Prend aux cimes de la fougère
Pour qu'on les respire en rêvant.
_ Notre amour est chose légère.

Notre amour est chose charmante,
Comme les chansons du matin
Où nul regret ne se lamante,
Où vibre un espoire incertain.
_ Notre amour est chose charmante.

Notre amour est chose sacrée
Comme le mystère des bois
Où tressaille un âme ignorée,
Où les silences ont des voix.
_ Notre amour est chose sacrée.

Notre amour est chose infinie,
Comme les chemins des couchants
Où la mer, aux cieux réunie,
S'endort sous les soleils penchants.
_ Notre amour est chose infinie.

Notre amour est chose éternelle
Comme tout ce qu'un Dieu vainqueur
A touché du feu de son aile.
Comme tout ce qui vient du cœur.
_ Notre amour est chose éternelle.

Armand Silvestre

Our love


Our love is a light thing
like the scents which the breeze
gathers from the tips of the ferns
that we might breathe them when dreaming.
_ Our love is a light thing.

Our love is an enchanting thing,
like the songs of the morning
in which no regret is lamented,
in which an uncertain hope vibrates.
_ Our love is an enchanting thing.

Our love is a sacred thing
like the mystery of the woods
in which an unknown soul trembles,
in which silences have voices.
_ Our love is a sacred thing.

Our love is an infinite thing,
like the paths of the sunsets
where the sea, reunited with the heavens,
falls asleep beneath the sinking suns.
_ Our love is an infinite thing.

Our love is an eternal thing
like all that a victorious God
has touched with the flame of his wing.
Like all that comes from the heart.
_ Our love is an eternal thing.

© translated by Christopher Goldsack

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