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Le Matin les branches attisent (1950) FP 147

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La Fraîcheur et le Feu (FP 147)

Le Matin les branches attisent

Le matin les branches attisent
Le bouillonnement des oiseaux
Le soir les arbres sont tranquilles
Le jour frémissant se repose.

The branches fan each morning

The branches fan each morning
The flurry of the birds
Each evening the trees are tranquil,
The quivering day's at rest.
Translation © Richard Stokes, from A French Song Companion (Oxford, 2000)

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