Not My Poems

Absence

Dejeuner Du Matin

Drunken Sod

The Tennis Player

William Hazlitt


Absence - Francais

Reviens, reviens, ma bien-aime’e!
Comme une fleur loin du soleil,
La fleur de ma vie est ferme’e
Loin de ton sourire vermeil!

Entre nos coeurs quelle distance!
Tant d’espace entre nos baisers!
O sort amer! o dure absence!
O grand de’sirs inapaise’s!

Reviens, reviens, ma bien-ame’e!
Comme une fleur loin du soleil,
La fleur de ma vie est ferme’e
Loin de la sourire vermeil!

D’ici la-bas que de campagnes,
Que de villes et de hameaux,
Que de vallons et de montagnes,
A laisser le pied des chevaux!
Reviens, revien ma bien-ame’e!
Comme une fleur loin du sol


Absence - English

Return, return, my beloved
Like a flower far from the sun,
the flower of my life is closed
Far from your rosy smile!

Between our hearts, how great a distance!
So much space between our kisses!
O bitter fate! O harsh absence!
O great unappeased desires!

Return, return, my beloved!
Like a flower far from the sun,
the flower of my life is closed
far from your rosy smile!

From here to there how many plains,
how many towns and villages,
how many valleys and mountains,
to weary the hooves of the horses.

Return, return my beloved!
Like a flower far from the sun,
the flower of my life is closed
Far from your rosy smile!




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