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Poetry in Translation (CCCXX): George TOPÂRCEANU (1886-1937), ROMANIA – “L’âne philosophe”, “Măgarul filosof”, “The Philosopher Ass”

February 8th, 2015 · No Comments · Diaspora, Famous People, PEOPLE, Poetry, quotations, Translations

Un jeune âne amoureux d’une noble cavale,
Lui demanda la main (le sabot de devant).
— Mais… vous êtes du peuple, et moi — je suis pur sang,
Je vous ferai cocu! lui promit-elle.
— J’avale
Tout ce que vous voudrez! dit l’âne sans émoi,
Car…
Moralité:
Promettre c’est noble, tenir serait bourgeois…

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Poetry in Translation, (CCLXXXV) ANONYMOUS, BRITAIN/ENGLAND: “Smile (Acrostic)”

April 19th, 2014 · No Comments · International Media, Poetry, quotations, Translations

Tomorrow what may bring
Onto my weary heart?
A frozen smile will hurt
More than a poisoned dart,
On a Golgotha’s Path…
Rendered in English by Constantin ROMAN
© 2014 Copyright Constantin ROMAN, London

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