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Le sourire (1930)


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Le sourire

Certain mot murmuré
Par vous est un baiser
Intime et prolongé
Comme un baiser sur l’âme.
Ma bouche veut sourire
Et mon sourire tremble.

The smile

A certain word whispered
By you is a kiss,
Intimate and lingering,
Like a kiss on the soul.
My mouth wishes to smile
And my smile flickers.
Translations by Richard Stokes, from A French Song Companion (Oxford, 2000)

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