adapted from the French by Charles Bernstein and Nick Piombino
you're no gentleman, you'll have not my girl
TOUTE LE MONDE (stupefied): Oh!
Why won't I have
you're no gentle-
Ah? I didn't know
[...] TOUTE (astonished): Oh!
I have no other desire than to serve you
(for ever, ever ever ...) Ah! That's so beautiful!
staying, averting, delaying
It is impossible
to part. This is
I know that you are there. I love when you come
It rains. It's beautiful.
a) The sea / and the tempests
When is it that he's to come? [...]
Who? Me? This's absurd?--
Completely. You coming? --No
He comes also. He comes no more.
I wish, I desire to part ...
think in the park -- I think there. I think in
Who here comes here
Ha! you there!
You're not going to come? Sure!
remember the / remembering
My men friends, my other friends
love / am loved
entire, entirety, light, slight
you part, eh? --
You love him, me not; me not; not me
have a bit, a bit too much
I see Pierre -- I see him there
Your blue dress. This, your blue dress. Your dress, blue
They faced their growing love growing difficultadmirably beautiful
quite too few, quite few, too few, quite tooah! oh!
Then come next to me
Dream, \ dream, \ Song \\ to this night so \ cruel(say, recount, think, believe ...)
Come so's we'll talk
Also, is he coming A chance, that there's rain
I saw it all from the balcony (from the balcony)in winter, in summer, in autumn
It's for him that I cry It's now that I weep(excepting, while, prior, during, follows)
He has acted badly toward you
The love of a child; this child is loved
What's doing and
who's doing it? Me, part?
here (close place) and there (far place)
Here! near me There! a far place
I were you, or of you, or
Smash me, I will not speak
me / to look
I'll go, you'll go, we'll go
to see these guys, or how to see these guys
It's getting warm, it's humid, it's getting hot, it's clear
I do this which pleases
much less, much more, much too little
You look at me, look close, look away
gets somber, it gets good
It's night / it's a night marveilleusement
Where go you? To Paris. How go you? Rapidly.
He walks extremely quick, admirably rapid.A nice guy. This dress is very nice.
You come? --Uh huh. You not come? --Sure
I come from down there, he leaves from here
or stay there, comes there, goes by thereThat he has not written! Those
[he did write!
he has not written? Why
(Has he ever read?), after "without" (without ever stopping)
That it may rain
We'll go no more into d'woods