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French, language of love

malin69
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Poetry Contest

Write a poem of love, including French terms or expressions
French is considered as the language of Love, Romanticism (Italian is an other one in my opinion).
Some beautiful sentences demonstrate this : "Le prix d'Amour, c'est seulement Amour, ... Il faut aimer si l'on veut être aimé." (Honoré d' Urfé - 1568-1625) which means : "The price of love is only love, ... one must love if one desires to be loved."

"Je serai poète et toi poésie" (François Coppée - 1842-1908) which means : "I'll be a poet, and you'll be poetry."

"En sa beauté gît ma mort et ma vie." (Maurice Scève - 1501- 1564) which means "In her beauty rests my death and my life"
Write a poem of love (exclusively a poem) which includes French words, French expressions.

Judgement of the poem produced is mainly the beauty of the mixture between English and French.

Invitation to all French poets of DUP to participate on the judge's panel (send me a pm).

Poems only, in any style.
Title your work
Old or New (no previously won entries)
No collaboration
No limit : enter as many times as you want
Not more 300 words
Two weeks duration

Bonne chance!

snugglebuck
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I have a problem.  I'm one of those kids who always has to be first.  The class kiss ass.  Though I know it, I just can't help myself.  So here's a little something to start things off.

SOMERSET WISCONSIN

I grew up in Somerset Wisconsin
An ethnic village of French Canadians
I miss warm bowls of soupe aux pois
On a cold winter’s day
Those memories make me
Wish once again I was a boy
Living on the banks of the beautiful fleuve
Father Hennepin named the ‘St, Croix’

malin69
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Thank you so much for starting the comp, snuggle, very usefull for the host to have such "kid" who needs to be the first! And you have time to post other poem, if you wish!
Funny, this name St,Croix river (I have checked it) a mistake in the name, like my birth city Saint-Affrique with a double F!

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C'est La Vie

One day I was sitting at the park
Staring at the bridge and it's beautiful arch.
It was a happy day, the wind was mild,
The sun was shining, and children ran wild.
'C'est la vie' an elder man next to me said,
And in joy a tear I shed.

Then the skies grew grey,
Which came a gloomy day.
As the wind grew harsh,
The flowers died hard.
Children and love disappeared,
As cold rain fell and stabbed us like a spear.
I sat and watched  the saddening scene,
And the man next to me said, 'C'est la vie.'

malin69
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« La première patrie, quand on est ici-bas, c’est la vie. » said Paul Léautaud, that could be translated as " The first homeland, when we are down here, that's life. "
Thank you, sxmplyradxcal , for you nice entry!

Astyanax
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L’amour

L’amour - qu’est-ce que c’est?
C’est le vent qui fait envoier vos sens,
L’orage qui détruit votre esprit.
Comme une armée, il vous occupe contre votre gré;
Comme une maladie, il vous accable,
Et il n’y a pas de remède.

Et pourtant...et pourtant...

Malgré le douleur de l’amour:
Les poètes glorifient l’amour,
Les jeunes hommes se tuent pour l’amour,
Les jeunes filles rêvent de l’amour.
Pourquoi? Se pourrait-il que
Nous sommes amoureux de l’amour?

Translation: http://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/180183-love/

malin69
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Thank you, Astyanax, for your entry! All the text in french, I have seen! And really romantic!

malin69
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Hey, dear competitors! Work hard during this weekend to show your nice entries! I look forward your beautiful poems!

poet Anonymous

Le petite amoray poeme

Pollee vou frondsay.
My la tet izt le grand.
Jim apelle le Roachmielle.
Youse mi la amoray.
Amoray mi.
Appeler maman.

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Thank you roachmill for your entry, in your version of french language!

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Just remember that the quality of the poem we could judge is not to write only in french, but mixing english and french!

Astyanax
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Love Poem

So come now to me,
Je t’adore, ma chérie.
The touch of your cheek
Feels so magnifique,
Your eyes, très jolis,
Speak volumes to me.
If you should go away
I’d be so désolé,
It would darken ma vie,
So please stay, ma chérie,
And let each day with you
Be like now - déjà vu.

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Amour pour moi

L'amour est tombé à mes pieds,
seulement pour entendre mes cris
comme mon âme leeped.

Amour embrassé mes pieds,
comme mes passions ont tournoyé loin.

L'amour a pris mon âme
vers une terre lointaine où heartache jamais eu sa journée.

Les nuages de l'amour
lancées par comme mon coeur tressaillit de rattraper ce que
la gauche.


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Love For Me

Love fell at my feet,
only to hear my screams
as my soul leaped.

Love kissed my feet,
as my passions fluttered away.

Love took my soul
to a far away land where heartache never had its day.

Clouds of love
floated by as my heart leaped to catch what's left.

malin69
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Thank you GothPlusHeartBeat for your nice entry!

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Hey, guys and girls, fellow poets, lovers of love poetry, it is time to work and to post your wonderful entry!

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