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Cocteau, Jean: Aglaé

Portre of Cocteau, Jean

Aglaé (French)

Je bois l'eau froide par saccades

Coup de couteau je bois encor

O lourde lourde cavalcade

Galope dans la nuit du corps

 

Le jet d'eau boîte, éclabousse

le massif de bégonias

On dirait que dans l'herbe il y a

Des morceaux mouillés de langouste

 

Aux profondeurs d'un océan

Deux poissons aux belles ouïes

chantent sur un arbre blanc

Mais leur chanson n'est pas ouïe

 

Tu n'auras jamais Amphitrite

Ce joli cortège de truites 



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Aglaé (English)

I drink the cold water in jerks

thrust of a knife I drink again

o heavy heavy cavalcade

gallop in the body's night

 

the water fount limps, splashes

the mass of begonias

one would say there are wet pieces

of lobster in the grass

 

in the depths of an ocean

two fish with fine hearing

are singing on a white tree

but their song is not heard

 

Amphitrite you will never have

this pretty procession of trout



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