The English version presented below is a literal, word-for-word translation. It attempts to preserve the poet's word order as far as possible, for a better appreciation of the composer's musical treatment of individual words and phrases. Download track from iTunes.
Isolés dans l’amour ainsi qu’en un bois noir,
Nos deux coeurs, exhalant leur tendresse paisible,
Sans nous préoccuper de ce que nous destine
Isolated in love as if in a dark forest,
Without worrying about what Fate may hold in store for us,