Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Léo Ferré - Paul Verlaine - He was ice-skatting marvelously


Original Title: "Il patinait merveilleusement"
Text: Paul Verlaine

He was ice-skating marvellously
Rushing forward, only impetuously!
Coming back so prettily really

Thin like a tall young girl
Bright, vivacious and strong, like a needle
Suppleness, momentum of an eel.

Prestigious optical games
A delicious torment of the eyes,
A lightning that would be graceful

Sometimes he remained like invisible
Speed on its way toward a target
So distant, itself invisible…

Invisible alike today
What would have happened of him?
What would have happened of him?

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