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Cocteau, Jean: Réveil

Portre of Cocteau, Jean

Réveil (French)

Bouche grave des lions

Sourire sinueux des jeunes crocodiles

Au fil d'eau du

fleuve charriant des millions

Iles d'épices

 

Qu'il est beau le fils

de la reine veuve

et du matelot

 

Le joli matelot délaisse une sirène

Sa plainte de veuve

au sud de l'îlot

 

C'est la diane dans la cour de la caserne

Rêve trop court

Aube lanternes mal éteintes

 

Nous nous réveillons

Fanfare en haillons! 



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Awakening (English)

Grave mouth of the lions

sinuous smile of the young crocodiles

millions by the thread of water of the

drifting river

spice islands

 

How he is handsome the son

of the widowed queen

and the sailor

 

the pretty sailor abandons a siren

its widow's lament

to the south of the island

 

it is the bugle call in the barracks' yard

too short a dream

dawn badly extinguished lanterns

 

we are waking up

fanfare in rags!



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