by Pierre de Ronsard (1524 - 1585)

La terre les eaux va buvant
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
La terre les eaux va buvant
L'arbre la boit par sa racine
La mer éparse boit le vent
et le soleil boit la marine
Le soleil est bu de la lune
Tout boit soit en haut ou en bas
Suivant cette règle commune
Pourquoi donc ne boirions nous pas?

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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , "Earth goes on by drinking the rain", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 49