November 08, 2006

Down crown

Chacun Gille
Houer ne taupe de hile
Tôt-fait, j'appelle au boiteur
Chaque fêle dans un broc, est-ce crosne?
Un Gille qu'aime tant berline à fêtard.

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In older French plays, Gille is the name of the country bumpkin character. This is a poem about each such Gille.

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The old egg.
Time of the rodent.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Y êtes à pierre, ce tout mais que non seine, ce tout mie.

(Translation: it appears to make no sense to me.)

thampan said...

scene 1
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.2.../......\
J.................

Scene 2
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.......J...
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Scene 3
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.......J...
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..............J...

Scene 4
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......./..\.J
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..............J...

Dilip D'Souza said...

Rahul, my apologies. You need to know extremely high-flown French legalese to understand this. This is exemplified by the young man I know who used to say the last line like this:

Un Gille qu'aime à fêtard nous ne.

Thampan, you again! You're a champ with the artist's impressions! But shouldn't that lower "J" in Scene 4 look something like this? *&*#