Pierre Corneille

(1606-1684 / France)

Chanson


Si je perds bien des maîtresses,
J'en fais encor plus souvent,
Et mes voeux et mes promesses
Ne sont que feintes caresses,
Et mes voeux et mes promesses
Ne sont jamais que du vent.

Quand je vois un beau visage,
Soudain je me fais de feu,
Mais longtemps lui faire hommage,
Ce n'est pas bien mon usage,
Mais longtemps lui faire hommage,
Ce n'est pas bien là mon jeu.

J'entre bien en complaisance
Tant que dure une heure ou deux,
Mais en perdant sa présence
Adieu toute souvenance,
Mais en perdant sa présence
Adieu soudain tous mes feux (...)

Submitted: Monday, October 11, 2010

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