Translation © by Garrett Medlock

La pêche
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Le pêcheur vidant ses filets,
Voit les poissons d'or de la Loire
Glacés d'argent sur leur nageoire
Et mieux vêtus que des varlets.

Teints encor des ardents reflets
Du soleil et du flot de moire,
Le pêcheur vidant ses filets,
Voit les poissons d'or de la Loire.

Les beaux captifs, admirez-les!
Ils gisent sur la terre noire,
Glorifiant de sa victoire,
Jaunes, pourpres et violets,
Le pêcheur vidant ses filets.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 13
Word count: 70

Fishing
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
The fisherman emptying his nets
Sees the golden fish of the Loire,
Glazes of silver on their fins
And more finely dressed than [royal] servants.

Still tinted with fiery reflections
Of the sun and the flow of watered silk,
The fisherman emptying his nets
Sees the golden fish of the Loire.

The beautiful captives, admire them!
They lie upon the black earth,
Exulting in his victory,
Yellow, purple, and violet,
The fisherman emptying his nets.

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  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2019 by Garrett Medlock, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2019-02-23
Line count: 13
Word count: 75