by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896)
Translation © by Yen-Chiang Che

Pantomime
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CHI ENG GER
Pierrot, qui n'a rien d'un Clitandre,
Vide un flacon sans plus attendre,
Et, pratique, entame un pâté.

Cassandre, au fond de l'avenue,
Verse une larme méconnue
Sur son neveu déshérité.

Ce faquin d'Arlequin combine
L'enlèvement de Colombine
Et pirouette quatre fois.

Colombine rêve, surprise
De sentir un cœur dans la brise
Et d'entendre en son cœur des voix.

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  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Yen-Chiang Che) , "啞劇", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Claycomb) (Peter Grunberg) , "Pantomime", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Charles Hopkins) , "Pantomime", written 2002, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Charles Hopkins) , "Pantomime", written c2005, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Ingrid Schmithüsen) , "Pantomime", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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啞劇
Language: Chinese (中文)  after the French (Français) 
Pierrot,一點也不像Clitandre,
毫不遲疑的喝光瓶子裡的酒,
然後,很實在地挖起派餅來吃。

Cassandre,站在路的盡頭,
為她失去繼承權的外甥
流下不為人知的淚水。

Arlequin 這個無賴
計謀綁架Colombine
然後跳舞原地旋轉四圈。

Colombine 在作夢,驚訝地
感受到微風中跳動的心,
同時也聽到她內心的聲音。

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Text added to the website: 2009-05-26 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-08-12 10:32:18
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