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A Une Jeune Fille

Девушке

Je n'aime pas la douceur
De votre main alanguie,
L'effroi de votre pudeur,
Votre calme modestie.

Jeune fille de roman,
Vous êtes altière et pure,
Paisible comme un étang
Où s'effeuille la verdure.

Oh! vous ne croyez à rien!
Il faut prouver pour vous plaire.
Si jamais on vous dit «Viens»,
Vous voudrez l'itinéraire.

Vous ignorez le délire
De ce chasseur prodigieux
Qui d'un arc insolent tire
Un dard fou droit vers les cieux.

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    Бартон Раффел, Алла Бураго
    To a Girl
  • Испанский
    Луис Гомес де Аранда, Елена Курченко
    A una joven
  • Хорватский
    Данило Киш
    Jednoj devojci
  • Голландский
    Ари ван дер Энт
    Aan een meisje

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