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And Why Is the Winter...

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Soleil
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0 posted 09-27-1999 10:41 PM       View Profile for Soleil   Email Soleil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Soleil

The use of our conversation
Was like a missed location on a map
Yet it lingers with no reserve
Like the smell of three-day-old fish.
Cigarette butts and empty paper cups
Are reminders
That the difference between
Concrete, macadam and tarmac
Is small, unless you are the architect.
In French the pavement runs linear and
Seems to have no end
In Gaelic the words screech
Upon the wind
And can return at their convenience.
The profile of poetry is both
Luminescent in twilight
And obscene and for sale.
There is no guarantee.
But I want no mindless cheap charity.
As for our conversation:
La jeune fille n'ecoute pas
Les vieux hommes demanderons l'heure.
Et qui est l'hiver
Quand nous sommes le printemp?

© Copyright 1999 Soleil - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 09-28-1999 12:43 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I think I like this. I wish I knew French. Would you mind interpreting for an unlearned
but inquisitve mind? Thanks!

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Denise
Soleil
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2 posted 09-28-1999 08:33 PM       View Profile for Soleil   Email Soleil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Soleil

...translation,
The young girl does not hear.
The old men ask the hour.
And why is the Winter
When we are the Spring?
Wendy
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3 posted 09-28-1999 08:47 PM       View Profile for Wendy   Email Wendy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wendy

Ahhh, I love the part about the architect (wish I'd thought of that!) However, I'm proud and amazed that I DIDN'T need a translation. :-)
Denise
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4 posted 09-28-1999 08:53 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thanks for the enlightenment, Soleil. Yes I like this very much! I studied German and Spanish in school, but I've always loved the sound of French! So musical!

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Denise
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5 posted 04-18-2004 02:12 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

learn something new every day...

love this write
 
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