Monday, 8 July 2013

Connaissez-vous Aragon?

Aragon is a French poet of 20th century. A lot of his poems have been put into songs.

"Que serais-je sans toi qui vins à ma rencontre 
Que serais-je sans toi qu'un coeur au bois dormant 
Que cette heure arrêtée au cadran de la montre 
Que serais-je sans toi que ce balbutiement?"

What would I be without you who came to meet me
What would I be but a heart in the sleeping woods
But this still hour on a watch's face
What would I be without you but this unfinished word

The repetitions in his poems give them a rhythm perfect for music. Countless French artists have used them. Here are a few:
Il n'y a pas d'amour heureux- Georges Brassens


Que serais-je sans toi? - Jean Ferrat



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