TWO FRENCH-CANADIAN POEMS IN TRANSLATION.

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by Raoul Duguay

ALL LOVE TAKES ROOT
by Noel Colombier

Because all love takes root
I shall plant it in my garden
I shall plant it with patience
Every day of every season
So that I can offer it in abundance
To all who come to my house
And I shall place it in my windows
To give pleasure to my neighbours
In the village square
At each and every crossroad
I shall offer my flowers equally
To my friends and to my enemies.
Because all love takes root
I shall plant it in my garden
I shall plant it at all frontiers
And on top of all walls that separate.
You who hear my refrain
Carry the phantom fruits and seeds
Into your house.

About Dick Jones

I'm a post-retirement Drama teacher, currently working part-time. I have a grown-up son and daughter, three grandchildren and three young children from my second marriage. I write - principally poetry but prose too, both fitfully published. My poetry collection Ancient Lights is published by Phoenicia Publishing (www.phoeniciapublishing.com) and my translation of Blaise Cendrars' 'Trans-Siberian Prosody and Little Jeanne from France' (illustrated by my friend, the artist, writer and long-time blogger Natalie d'Arbeloff) is published by Old Stile Press (www.oldstilepress.com). I play bass guitar & bouzouki in the song-based acoustic/electric trio Moorby Jones, playing entirely original material (https://www.facebook.com/moorbyjones?ref=aymt_homepage_panel + http://www.moorbyjones.net/). I have a dormant blog with posts going back to 2004 at Dick Jones' Patteran Pages - http://patteran.typepad.com - and I'm a radio ham. My callsign is G0 EUV.
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2 Responses to TWO FRENCH-CANADIAN POEMS IN TRANSLATION.

  1. sackerson says:

    Particularly like the first. Bold poetry.

  2. Dick says:

    Thanks, Dominic. I’ve got a small stack of French-Canadian stuff at present. Very interesting.

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