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Roses ardentes (1906) Op. 95 no.3

Part of a series or song cycle:

La chanson d'Ève (Op. 95)

Roses ardentes

Roses ardentes
Dans l’immobile nuit,
C’est en vous que je chante,
Et que je suis.
En vous, étincelles,
À la cime des bois,
Que je suis éternelle,
Et que je vois.
Ô mer profonde,
C’est en toi que mon sang
Renaît vague blonde,
Et flot dansant.
Et c’est en toi, force suprême,
Soleil radieux,
Que mon âme elle-même
Atteint son dieu!

Fiery roses

Fiery roses
In the motionless night,
It is in you that I sing
And have my being.
It is in you, gleaming stars
High in the forests,
That I am eternal
And given sight.
O deep sea,
It is in you that my blood
Is reborn, white wave
And dancing tide.
And it is in you, supreme force,
Radiant sun,
That my very soul
Reaches its god!

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​"Gabriel Urbain Fauré (12 May 1845 – 4 November 1924) was a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers. Among his best-known works are his Pavane, Requiem, nocturnes for piano and the songs "Après un rêve" and "Clair de lune". Although his best-known and most accessible compositions are generally his earlier ones, Fauré composed many of his most highly regarded works in his later years, in a more harmonically and melodically complex style." (Wikipedia)

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Charles van Lerberghe was a Flemish (Belgian) symbolist poet writing in French.

His poetry was set by Gabriel Fauré in the song cycles La chanson d'Ève and Le jardin clos.

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