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Bien moustrez, Printemps gracieux. (English translation)

  • Artist: Charles d'Orléans
  • Song: Bien moustrez, Printemps gracieux.
  • Translations: English, Finnish
French (Old French)
French (Old French)
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Bien moustrez, Printemps gracieux.

Bien moustrez, Printemps gracieux,
De quel mestier savez servir,
Car Yver fait cueurs ennuieux,
Et vous les faictes resjouir.
Si tost comme il vous voit venir,
Lui et sa meschant retenue
Sont contrains et prestz de fuir
A vostre joyeuse venue.
 
Yver fait champs et arbres vieulx,
Leurs barbes de neige blanchir,
Et est si froit, ort (1) et pluieux
Qu'emprés le feu couvient croupir ;
On ne peut hors des huis yssir (2)
Comme un oisel qui est en mue.
Mais vous faittes tout rajeunir
A vostre joyeuse venue.
 
Yver fait le souleil es cieulx
Du mantel des nues couvrir ;
Or maintenant, loué soit Dieux,
Vous estes venu esclersir
Toutes choses et embellir.
Yver a sa peine perdue,
Car l'an nouvel l'a fait bannir
A vostre joyeuse venue.
 
1. Ort : Sale.
2. Yssir : Sortir de sa maison.
 
Submitted by Hubert ClolusHubert Clolus on 2022-09-24
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Show well, show well, you, gracious Spring..

Show well, show well, you, gracious Spring,
Which tools you wield so skillfully
For Winter renders all hearts bored
While you make them glad and jolly.
As soon as he sees you coming
Winter and his so fierce cohort
Are forced to scamper hastily
Facing your gleeful oncoming.
 
Winter turns all fields and trees old,
Makes their long beards whiten with snow,
And is so filthy, wet and cold
That one squats down near the fire
For one cannot
Out of house go,
Like a bird whose feathers would molt.
But, Spring, you turn young everything
With your so gleeful oncoming.
 
Winter makes the sun in the sky
Don a cloudy mantle all grey
And now, O God, for that, be praised
Spring, you have come up to turn clear
And embellish things far and near.
Winter has spent his force in vain
For the new year
Has banished him
With your so gleeful oncoming.
 
Thanks!
thanked 2 times

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Submitted by Hubert ClolusHubert Clolus on 2022-09-24
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