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Unis la fraicheur et le feu (1950) FP 147

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La Fraîcheur et le Feu (FP 147)

Unis la fraicheur et le feu

Unis la fraîcheur et le feu
Unis tes lèvres et tes yeux
De ta folie attends sagesse
Fais image de femme et d'homme.

Unite the coolness and the fire

Unite the coolness and the fire
Unite your lips and my eyes
From your folly await wisdom
Make an image of woman and man.
Translation © Richard Stokes, from A French Song Companion (Oxford, 2000)

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