Plaisir d' Amour

Plaisir d' Amour

A Poem by Alan S Jeeves

Inspired by a French song of the same name. "The joys of love are but a moment long, the pain of love endures the whole life through" 5 quatrains in couplets, with prologue and refrained epilogue.

Plaisir d'amour ne dure qu'un moment
Chagrin d'amour dure toute la vie.

Tis here that I met you on a pleasing summer morn
Where blossoms of the cherry, out on the bough, adorn;
Underneath the cherry tree euphoria welled soon,
I met you in the morning, I loved you by the noon.

You were more the things to me that I should ever know
And there beneath the cherry tree, neath the scented show,
We watched the sun rise in the sky and felt our hearts entwine
And all the world was lost to me just as your eyes kissed mine.

We loved throughout that summer time down in the cherry glade;
The warmest days that I had known that God has ever made.
And from an overflowing cup of mirth where I may drink
Beneath the blooming cherry tree, beneath the perfumed pink.

But as the autumn chill appeared and cooled the air around
The leaves upon the cherry tree were tumbled to the ground.
Then so the dusk of time came by, the evening of the day,
And in the darkness of the night my love had gone away.

Yet still the joy of love is mine, though but a moment long,
The memory of those blissful days shall always here belong.
And I shall sacrifice the peace I ever knew before ~
The pain of love remains with me for now and evermore.

Plaisir d'amour ne dure qu'un moment
Chagrin d'amour dure toute la vie.

© 2022 Alan S Jeeves

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Indeed, the days of man are brief, but if there is such love in them, they are not in vain.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Alan S Jeeves

2 Weeks Ago

Hello John. Thanks for the visit. I am sure you are right.
Kind regards, Alan

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Added on June 9, 2022
Last Updated on June 9, 2022
Tags: blossoms, euphoria, scented, entwine, overflowing, blooming, perfumed, memory, sacrifice, evermore


Alan S Jeeves
Alan S Jeeves

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

I live among the Pennine Hills near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England. I was, though, born in Nelson, Lancashire., England. My days are spent writing, arranging and playing music - and also writing .. more..