Franciscae meae laudes
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Novis te cantabo chordis
O novelletum quod ludis
In solitudine cordis

Esto sertis implicata
O femina delicata
Per quam solvuntur peccata !
Sciut beneficum Lethe
Hauriam oscula de te
Quae imbuta es magnete

Quum vitiorium tempestas
Turbabat omnes semitas
Apparuisti, Deitas.

Velut stella salutaris
In naugragilis amaris…
Suspendam cor tuis aris !

Piscina plena virtutis
Fons aeternae juventutis
Labris vocem redde mutis !

Quod erat spurcum, cremasti
Quod rudius, exaequasti :
Quod debile, confirmasti

In fame mea taberna
In nocte mea lucerna
Recte me semper guberna.

Adde nunc vires viribus
Dulce balneum suavibus
Unguentatum odoribus

Meos circa lumbos mica,
O castitatis lorica
Aqua tincta seraphica

Patera gemmis corusca




Panis salsus, mollis esca
Divinum vinum, Francisca !

Overall Meaning

The above lyrics form the song Franciscae Meae Laudes by Juliette Noureddine, which translates into "The Praises of My Francesca." The song speaks of a lover who is singing to his beloved, in whom he finds solace and redemption. The lines "Novis te cantabo chordis" means "I will sing you new songs" indicating that the singer has discovered a new level to their love. The second line "O novelletum quod ludis" talks about how the singer's lover is playful, and in their solitude, they are free from any external judgment or interference.


The fourth line "Per quam solvuntur peccata" means "through whom sins are forgiven," which reinforces the idea that the singer sees his lover as a source of salvation. The word "Lethe" in Greek mythology means the river of forgetfulness, and the line "Sciut beneficum Lethe" means that the kiss of the singer's lover is as refreshing as drinking from the river. The word "Deitas" refers to the divine, and the next line "Apparuisti, Deitas" means that the singer sees his lover's appearance as divine.


The line "Quod erat spurcum, cremasti" means "what was impure, you have burnt it," which shows how the lovers have purged their pasts, and are now beginning anew. The song ends with the singer requesting physical and spiritual refreshment through sweet-scented balms, gems, and divine food and drink, almost like a prayer.


Line by Line Meaning

Novis te cantabo chordis
I will sing a new song with my heart's strings


O novelletum quod ludis
O new game that you play


In solitudine cordis
In the solitude of my heart


Esto sertis implicata
Be adorned with garlands


O femina delicata
O delicate woman


Per quam solvuntur peccata !
Through whom sins are forgiven!


Sciut beneficum Lethe
As beneficial as Lethe


Hauriam oscula de te
I will drink kisses from you


Quae imbuta es magnete
which are imbued with magnetism


Quum vitiorium tempestas
When the storm of vices


Turbabat omnes semitas
Disturbed all paths


Apparuisti, Deitas.
You appeared, oh God!


Velut stella salutaris
Like a saving star


In naugragilis amaris…
In the bitter seas of woe...


Suspendam cor tuis aris !
I hang my heart on your altars!


Piscina plena virtutis
Pool full of virtue


Fons aeternae juventutis
Fountain of eternal youth


Labris vocem redde mutis !
Give voice to the mute lips!


Quod erat spurcum, cremasti
What was impure, you burned


Quod rudius, exaequasti :
What was rough, you smoothed


Quod debile, confirmasti
What was weak, you strengthened


In fame mea taberna
In my hungering tavern


In nocte mea lucerna
In my nocturnal light


Recte me semper guberna.
Govern me rightly always.


Adde nunc vires viribus
Add now power to power


Dulce balneum suavibus
Sweet bath with sweet things


Unguentatum odoribus
Perfumed ointment


Meos circa lumbos mica,
Shine around my loins


O castitatis lorica
O armor of chastity


Aqua tincta seraphica
Seraphic-dyed water


Patera gemmis corusca
Glistening with gems


Panis salsus, mollis esca
Salty bread, soft food


Divinum vinum, Francisca !
Divine wine, Francisca!




Lyrics © LES STUDIOS MADEMOISELLE
Written by: CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, JULIETTE NOUREDDINE

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