by René Morax (1873 - 1963)
Translation © by Peter Low

Chanson de la Poire
Language: French (Français)  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): ENG
C'est l'histoire
d'une poire
on la cueille
dans les feuilles
on la tape
tant et tant,
qu'elle en claque
en trois temps
d'une attaque
Il faut boire
à la poire
un bon coup.
Il faut boire
et c'est tout.


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  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "The song of the pear", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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The song of the pear
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
This is the story
of a pear.
It is picked
among the leaves,
it is squeezed
for such a long time
that it perishes
in three stages
from an attack.
You need to drink
a good mouthful
of the pear-juice.
You need to drink,
and that's all.


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Text added to the website: 2017-08-11 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-08-11 14:34:40
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