by Francis Jammes (1868 - 1938)
Translation © by Faith J. Cormier

Je garde une médaille d'elle où sont...
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Je garde une médaille d'elle où sont gravés
une date et les mots: prier, croire, espérer.
Mais moi, je vois surtout que la médaille est sombre :
son argent a noirci sur son col de colombe.

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  • ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "I keep a medal for her", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Word count: 36

I keep a medal for her
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
I keep a medal for her on which are engraved 
three words: pray, believe, hope. 
What I see most is that the medal is dark because 
its silver has blackened on her dove's neck.


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This text was added to the website: 2004-01-27
Line count: 4
Word count: 34