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Old 08-10-2013, 01:33 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Needless to say, song lyrics often make very good poetry.

In 1883, French composer Leo Delibes wrote what is today a fairly famous opera named "Lakme". But more famous than the opera itself, is a very beautiful duet from the piece which has come to be know as "The Flower Duet". Though it is known for the beauty of it lovely and lilting melody, unbeknownst to those who don't speak French it also has a very moving lyric. Even in a rough translation, the words still stir the soul.

Under the dense canopy where the white jasmine blends with the rose

On the flowering bank, laughing with the morning, come let us drift down together

Let us gently glide along it's enchanting flow and follow it's fleeing current

On the rippling surface with a lazy hand

Come let us go to the shore where the spring sleeps and the birds sing

Under the white jasmine, let us drift down together

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Here's what it sounds like. Even if you're not an opera fan, give this a chance. It's quite lovely!

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