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Petit ange (Little Angel)

 

- another Pantoum, in French this time... with rough translation, unfortunately losing the rhyming scheme...

 

- "bette" is an expression in Québec for face... "faite" is grammatically incorrect, but for effect of our French pronunciation here...

 

Petit ange, je te regarde en train de dormir

Tant de rêves et d'opportunités t'attendent

Toutes ces pensées, elles provoquent sourires

Ton petit coeur ouvert aux merveilles; si tendre

 

Little angel, as I'm watching you sleep

So many dreams and opportunities await you

All of these thoughts, they provoke smiles

Your little heart open to wonders; so tender

 

Tant de rêves et d'opportunités t'attendent

Je te souhaite tout le bon et toutes les joies

Ton petit coeur ouvert aux merveilles; si tendre

Il y a tout un chemin devant que tu découvriras

 

So many dreams and opportunities await you

I wish you all the good and every joy

Your little heart open to wonders; so tender

There's a whole road ahead that you'll discover

 

Je te souhaite tout le bon et toutes les joies

C'est une chose parmi tant peu qui est certaine

Il y a tout un chemin devant qui te découvrira

Tu n'auras aucun problème à y être le capitaine

 

I wish you all the good and every joy

It's one thing among so few which is certain

There's a whole road ahead that'll discover you

You'll have no problem being the captain there

 

C'est une chose parmi tant peu qui est certaine

Je t'aime, petit ange, quel cadeau la vie m'a faite !

Tu n'auras jamais de problème à y être le capitaine

Je le sais sans doute, juste en r'gardant ta p'tite bette.

 

It's one thing among so few which is certain

I love you, little angel, what a gift life has brought to me!

You'll never have any problem being the captain there

I know it without a doubt, just by looking at your li'l face.

 





Poetry by F.i.in.e Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-01-18 at 01:09

Tags French  Pantoum 

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Rik The PoetBay support member heart!
Not one for real understanding of poetry forms. Nevertheless the tenderness of this poem struck me immediately. Conjuring up an image of a mom full of love and hope for her little one. This line especially touched my heart "Je t'aime, petit ange, quel cadeau la vie m'a faite !".
2020-01-22


liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
I like it, thanks for the English translation
2020-01-18


Thomas D The PoetBay support member heart!
This is quite good. I must reread.
2020-01-18