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Berlioz - D'amour l'ardente flamme (from La Damnation de Faust)

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021216

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Elīna Garanča - D'amour l'ardente flamme.. (La Damnation de Faust; Berlioz)


D'amour l'ardente flamme,
Consume mes beaux jours.
Ah! la paix de mon âme
A donc fui pour toujours!

Son départ, son absence
Sont pour moi le cercueil,
Et loin de sa présence,
Tout me paraît en deuil.
Alors ma pauvre tête
Se dérange bientôt,
Mon faible cœur s'arrête,
Puis se glace aussitôt.

Sa marche que j'admire,
Son port si gracieux,
Sa bouche au doux sourire,
Le charme de ses yeux,
Sa voix enchanteresse,
Dont il sait m'embrâser,
De sa main, la caresse,
Hélas! et son baiser,
D'une amoureuse flamme,
Consument mes beaux jours!
Ah! le paix de mon âme
A donc fui pour toujours!

Je suis à ma fenêtre,
Ou dehors, tout le jour -
C'est pour le voir paraître,
Ou hâter son retour.
Mon cœur bat et se presse
Dès qu'il le sent venir,
Au gré de ma tendresse,
Puis-je le retenir!
O caresse de flamme!
Que je voudrais un jour
Voir s'exhaler mon âme
Dans ses baisers d'amour!

 

Love the burning flame,
Consumes my every day.
Ah! the peace of my soul
Has fled forever!

His departure, his absence
Are for me a coffin,
And far from his presence,
Everything seems in mourning.
So my poor head
Is soon in turmoil
My weak heart stops,
All is ice.

I admire his walk,
His graceful style,
His mouth with sweet smile,
The charm of his eyes,
His enchanting voice,
He knows he sets me ablaze,
His hand, his caress,
Alas! and his kiss,
In one romantic flame,
Burn my beautiful days!
Ah! the peace of my soul
Has fled forever!

I am at my window,
Or outside, all day -
Just to see him perhaps,
Or hasten his return.
My heart beats and flutters
As soon as I sense his return,
Because of my tenderness,
Oh, how I remember!
O caress of the flame!
How I would like one day
To see my soul extinguished
In loves kisses!

 

 

 

The source of the experience

Berlioz

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Unrequited love

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