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L'Émeraude (2003)

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Pancarte pour une porte d'entrée


D’un coquillage au pire émoi
se referme l’image absente
encore qu’un néant inspire
plus de sagesse dans l’amour
en nous mille fois répétée
serait-ce une émeraude à naître?

The Emerald

The absent image of a shell
Closes on the worst commotion
Although nothingness inspires
More wisdom in love
Repeated in us a thousand times
Might this be an emerald yet to be born?


Marcelle Germaine Tailleferre was a French composer and the only female member of the group of composers known as Les Six.

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