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Discomfort (Dutch translation)

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Discomfort

It caused no small matter of discomfort
to paint the scene where, warmed by the spring’s rays,
my friend had lost his pants while so excited...
finally to get his tan.
 
Meanwhile, in his garden,
the Dandelion raised her sunny head.
Alas, he rushed into the battle, forgetting
the flower’s meaning is to promise total faithfulness.
To my friend, this proved discomfiting, I guess.
 
Submitted by BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever on Thu, 15/04/2021 - 03:47
Last edited by BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever on Thu, 29/04/2021 - 21:49
Submitter's comments:

discomfit was borrowed from Anglo-French in the 13th century with the meaning "to defeat in battle." Within a couple centuries, discomfit had expanded beyond the battlefield to mean "to frustrate the plans of; to thwart," a meaning that eventually softened into the "to disconcert or confuse"

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Het veroorzaakte niet een weinig ongemak
om het tafereel te schetsen waar mijn vriend,
verwarmd door de lentestralen, zijn broek verloor omdat hij
zo opgelaten was om eindelijk z'n bruine kleur te krijgen
 
Intussen hief in zijn tuin
de Paardenbloem haar zonnig kopje
Helaas, hij stortte zich in de strijd en vergat
dat de bloem betekent om volledige trouw te beloven.
Ik denk dat dit mijn vriend in verlegenheid bracht.
 
Thanks!
thanked 2 times
Submitted by azucarinhoazucarinho on Thu, 15/04/2021 - 13:42
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