by Federico García Lorca (1898 - 1936)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Canción cantada
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): FRE
En el gris,
el pájaro Griffón
se vestía de gris.
Y la niña Kikirikí
perdía su blancor
y forma allí.

Para entrar en el gris
me pinté de gris.
¡Y cómo relumbraba
en el gris!


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chanson chantée", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Chanson chantée
Language: French (Français)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Dans le gris
L'oiseau Griffon
S'habille en gris.
Et la petite Kikirikí
Perd sa blancheur
Et sa forme.

Pour entrer dans le gris
Je me peins en gris.
Et comme je brille
En gris !


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Text added to the website: 2012-09-01 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:02
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Word count: 35