Thursday, November 02, 2006

Poetry: Translation for Vagues en Dentelles

This is the translation that I promised for the previous post on le cimetière marin. I think that Lynn's poem is absolutely beautiful!

Thought: I really need to revisit my lessons in French.

Vagues en dentelles

Entre mâts, entre vagues
Des souvenirs dans des malles
Des vies, des cris, des espoirs
Voguant, nageant vers la lumière
Un océan en rage, des arches,
Rafiots ébréchés guettent l’horizon
Entre ciel et mer un silence pesant
Une brise parfumée sous une dentelle
De gouttelettes d’attentes, des larmes
Là bas. On rame avec des rêves.


English Translation:

Lacy waves

Through masts, through waves
Trunks loaded with memories
Lives, screams, hopes
Sailing, swimming towards light
Raging ocean, arches
Old scarred boats peering out the horizon
In between sky and sea a silence so heavy
A sweet-smelling breeze under lace
Drops awaiting, tears
Over there. We row our dreams.


Dancewithme2 said...

I agree. We need to brush up on our French and Lynn's Poem is BEAUTIFUL...

Stephen Bess said...

Amen. :)Always a pleasure.

Fabrice said...

Très touché par cet honneur que vous avez déployé pour Lynn, je vous en suis infiniment reconnaissant.

Je suis heureux de la complicité intellectuelle et affective liant Cergie à Lynn. Deux Dames de coeur et de talent.

Avec ma cordiale sympathie et mes vifs remerciements.

Rethabile said...

Nice. Really gets the spirit.

Rethabile said...

And I'd forgotten... seen this?

Sonnets for Emmett Till

Professor Zero said...

The poem is great, and the translation is great, too.

lynn said...

Thank you Stephen, it was a pleasure for me to work with you and all the friends.
Have i nice day.

I really need to revisit my lessons in English.

Anonymous said...

Wow...this poem is so beautiful! I'm really feeling it!

I used to speak French pretty well, however I could read it and write it better than I could speak. But because I hardly got the chance to practice speaking in conversation with people, I lost it. I'd like to learn a language that's more commonly spoken here, like Spanish.

Johnny Menace said...

T'es Petite Et T'es Mignonne

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