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Poetry in Translation (CLXXXIV): Jacques PRÉVERT (1900 – 1977), France, Poet: “Cântecul Senei”, “Chanson de la Seine ”

April 18th, 2013 · No Comments · Poetry, quotations, Translations

Poetry in Translation (CLXXXIV): Jacques PRÉVERT (1900 – 1977), France, Poet: “Chanson de la Seine”, “Cântecul Senei”

Seine Paris

Jacques Prevert
(1900 – 1977)
Chanson de la Seine

La Seine a de la chance
Elle n’a pas de souci
Elle se la coule douce
Le jour comme la nuit
Et elle sort de sa source
Tout doucement, sans bruit…
Sans sortir de son lit
Et sans se faire de mousse,
Elle s’en va vers la mer
En passant par Paris.
La Seine a de la chance
Elle n’a pas de souci
Et quand elle se promène
Tout au long de ses quais
Avec sa belle robe verte
Et ses lumières dorées
Notre-Dame jalouse,
Immobile et sévère
Du haut de toutes ses pierres
La regarde de travers
Mais la Seine s’en balance
Elle n’a pas de souci
Elle se la coule douce
Le jour comme la nuit
Et s’en va vers le Havre
Et s’en va vers la mer
En passant comme un rêve
Au milieu des mystères
Des misères de Paris.

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Jacques Prevert

Jacques Prevert

Cântecul Senei
Jacques PRÉVERT

(1900 – 1977)

Ce noroc are Sena
Fiind lispită de griji
Şi se duce la vale,
Fără zor, zi de zi,
Când din munţi izvoreşte
Liniştită, tiptil…
Fiindu-i grije să fie
Între maluri curgând,
Să ajungă la mare,
Prin Paris străbătând.

Ce noroc are Sena
Că-i ferită de griji
Iar când trece agale
Străbătând capitala
Elegantă şi pală
În mantaua-i de aur,
Catedrala geloasă
Cu ţinuta-i severă
Tot de sus o priveşte
Din al cerului fleşă.

Insă ei nu ii pasă
Că-i lipsită de griji
Când se duce la vale
Fără zor, zi de zi.
Ea se-ndreaptă spre Hâvre
La ocean ajungând
Pe al visului cale
Într-un val de mister
Şi-a Parisului jale.

(Rendered in Romanian by Constantin ROMAN
© 2013 Copyright Constantin ROMAN)

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Jacques Prevert

Jacques Prevert

SHORT BIO NOTE:
Jacques Prévert was a French poet and screenwriter. His poems became and remain very popular in the French-speaking world, particularly in schools. Some of the movies he wrote are extremely well regarded, with Les Enfants du Paradis considered one of the greatest films of all time. Prévert participated actively in the Surrealist movement. Together with the writer Raymond Queneau and artist Marcel Duchamp, he was a member of the Rue du Château group. His poems are often about life in Paris and life after the Second World War. They are widely taught in schools in France and frequently appear in French language textbooks throughout the world.

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