What Are Heavy? (French translation)


What Are Heavy?

What are heavy? Sea-sand and sorrow;
What are brief? Today and tomorrow;
What are frail? Spring blossoms and youth;
What are deep? The ocean and truth.
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French translationFrench (metered, poetic, rhyming)
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Quoi de pesant ?

Quoi de pesant ? Le sable et le chagrin ;
Quoi de trop bref ? Aujourd'hui et demain ;
Quoi d'éphémère ? Au printemps, la beauté ;1
Quoi de profond ? Océan, vérité.
  • 1. Litt. : Quoi de fragile ? La floraison du printemps et la jeunesse.
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This is a poetic translation - deviations from the meaning of the original are present (extra words, extra or omitted information, substituted concepts).

L'air est plein du frisson des choses qui s'enfuient. (Charles Baudelaire)

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