Chanson (Amours retranch. 38a)

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Plus tu connois que je brusle pour toy,
       Plus tu me fuis cruelle :
Plus tu connois que je vis en esmoy,
       Et plus tu m’es rebelle.
Te laisseray-je? Helas je suis trop tien,
       Mais je beniray l’heure
De mon trespas : au moins s’il te plaist bien
       Qu’en te servant je meure.
 
 
 
 
                                                                            The more you realise that I burn for you,
                                                                                  The more you avoid me cruelly;
                                                                            The more you realise that I live in agony
                                                                                  The more you rebel from me.
                                                                            Will I abandon you? Alas, I am too much yours
                                                                                   But I shall bless the hour
                                                                            Of my demise, at least if it pleases you
                                                                                   That I should die serving you.
 
 
 
Short & sweet – or rather, short and bitter!
 
Blanchemain’s version differs only in the punctuation of line 2, which he prints as “Plus tu me fuis, cruelle”  (‘The more you avoid me, cruel woman’)
 
 
 
 
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About fattoxxon

Who am I? Lover of all sorts of music - classical, medieval, world (anything from Africa), world-classical (Uzbek & Iraqi magam for instance), and virtually anything that won't be on the music charts... Lover of Ronsard's poetry (obviously) and of sonnets in general. Reader of English, French, Latin & other literature. And who is Fattoxxon? An allusion to an Uzbek singer - pronounce it Patahan, with a very plosive 'P' and a throaty 'h', as in 'khan')

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