One Hundred and One Poems by Paul Verlaine: A Bilingual Edition

By Paul Verlaine

French poet Paul Verlaine, a huge consultant of the Symbolist stream throughout the latter 1/2 the 19th century, used to be some of the most proficient and prolific poets of his time. Norman Shapiro's exceptional translations demonstrate Verlaine's skill to remodel into undying verse the essence of lifestyle and make obvious the explanations for his renown in France and through the Western world.

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Amour used to be released by way of Vanier in 1888. there's a real understatement, without doubt intentional, within the proven fact that the whole assortment, quite a bit and so vital part of which revolves approximately Verlaine’s “adopted” son—as one of many poems laments: “Puisque l’on m’avait volé mon fils réel” (Since they'd stolen my genuine son from me)—was devoted, as used to be its final pathetic poem, to his flesh-and-blood son, Georges, now himself a young person too, misplaced to him via estrangement as used to be the younger Lucien via demise. “Ta voix grave et basse…” Ta voix grave et basse Pourtant était douce Comme du velours, Telle, en ton discours, Sur de sombre mousse De belle eau qui passe. Ton rire éclatait Sans gêne et sans paintings, Franc, sonore et libre, Tel, au bois qui vibre, Un oiseau qui half Trillant son motet. Cette voix, ce rire Font dans ma mémoire Qui te voit souvent Et mort et vivant, Comme un bruit de gloire Dans quelque martyre. Ma tristesse en toi S’égaie à ces sons Qui disent: “Courage! ” Au cœur que l’orage Emplit des frissons De quel triste émoi! a hundred and forty “Your voice was once deep and low…” Your voice used to be deep and coffee, yet candy and delicate no much less, Like water, because it passes Over darkish mossy grasses, In velvet somberness And hushed pianissimo. Your laughter might become independent from— Artless, untrammeled—ring Sonorous because the sound while echoing woods resound To a fowl at the wing Trilling its melody. That voice, that laughter, get back to my reminiscence, the place I see you—living, lifeless— and listen to the trumpeted Sounds, just like the wonderful blare of a few soul’s martyrdom. My center, notwithstanding unhappy and aching, Cheers whilst it hears these sounds That say: “Be courageous! ”; middle full of grief, and tempest-chilled; center that the typhoon confounds And batters unto breaking. 141 Orage, ta rage, Tais-la, que je reason Avec mon ami Qui semble endormi, Mais qui se repose En un conseil sage… l u c i e n 142 l é t i n o i s , x x i v Storm, calm your agitation; allow me, in peaceable clever, Have me a tête-à-tête With this, my good friend, who but appears to be like asleep, yet lies In quiet contemplation… l u c i e n 143 l é t i n o i s , x x i v À Georges Verlaine Ce livre ira vers toi comme celui d’Ovide S’en alla vers l. a. Ville. Il fut chassé de Rome; un coup bien plus perfide Loin de mon fils m’exile. Te reverrai-je? Et quel? Mais quoi! moi mort ou non, Voici mon testomony: Crains Dieu, ne hais personne, et porte bien ton nom Qui fut porté dûment. a hundred and forty four For Georges Verlaine This ebook will succeed in you as, in bygone time, Ovid’s reached Rome, whence one Had banished him; a good baser crime Exiles me from my son. For you, this legacy, even if I die Or dwell, or see you extra: worry God, hate none, endure good your identify that I, In right style, bore. one hundred forty five from Parallèlement (1889) D espite an exceptional many different works, biographically major and artistically compelling, that have been to stem from his few last years of a existence divided among health center and hovel, Parallèlement is mostly said to be Verlaine’s final significant assortment. Like Jadis et naguère, it really is an assemblage of poems prior and current, not just positioned in a temporal parallelism like these of its predecessor, but additionally representing the secular present operating parallel to the religiosity, in larger or lesser dose, of Sagesse, Amour, and the projected quantity Bonheur (Happiness).

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