La Mer

The Sea (Sunrise)

La mer…
Qu’on voit danser
Le long des golfes clairs
A des reflets d’argent
La mer!
Des reflets changeants
Sous la pluie

La mer…
Au ciel d’été confond
Ses blancs moutons
Avec les anges si purs
La mer!
bergère d’azur
Infinie

Voyez!
Près des etangs
Ces grands roseaux mouillés

Voyez!
Ces oiseaux blancs
Et ces maisons rouillees

La mer…
Les a bercés
Le long des golfes clairs
Et d’une chanson d’amour
La mer!
A bercé mon cœur
pour la vie

– “La Mer” by Charles Trenet (1913-2001)

English Translation

The sea…
That we see dance
Along the clear gulfs
Has silver reflections
The sea!
Changing reflections
Under the rain

The sea…
In the summer sky merges
Its white sheep
With angels so pure
The sea!
Shepherdess of azure
Infinite

See!
Close to the ponds
These large wet reeds

See!
These white birds
And these rusted houses

The sea
Has rocked them
Along the clear gulfs
And with a song of love
The sea
Has cradled my heart
For life

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