(Pam, I'm totally ripping this off of you...hope you don't mind!)

"Green" by Paul Verlaine

Voici des fruits, des fleurs, des feuilles et des branches,
Et puis voici mon cœur, qui ne bat que pour vous.
Ne le déchirez pas avec vos deux mains blanches,
Et qu’à vos yeux si beaux, l’humble présent soit doux!

J’arrive tout couvert encore de rosée
Que le vent du matin vient glacer à mon front.
Souffrez que ma fatigue, à vos pieds reposée,
Rêve des chers instants qui la délasseront.

Sur votre jeune sein laisser rouler ma tête,
Toute sonore encore de vos derniers baisers;
Laissez-la s'apaiser de la bonne tempête,
Et que je dorme un peu puisque vous reposez.


Here are fruits, flowers, leaves and branches,
and here, too, is my heart that beats only for you.
Do not destroy it with your two white hands,
and to your lovely eyes may the humble gift seem sweet!

I come still covered with dew
that the morning breeze has chilled on my brow.
Let my weariness, resting at your feet,
dream of dear moments which will bring repose.

On your young breast let me rest my head
still ringing with your last kisses;
let it be appeased after the good tempest,
that I may sleep a little as you rest.

See the little gift awaiting me when I arrived home today?

And just 'cause I can't resist...


Awwwwwwwww! How cute!
Anonymous said…
The neighbor's daffodils are blooming and have been for a few days. Regarding the cute kid: He had better built up his strength as Oma will try to squeeze the stuffings out of him. -Opa
It's green here, too. In fact, it's a little TOO green. After a pretty severe drought, we've had day after day after day of RAIN RAIN RAIN! So the grass is growing at a ridiculous rate, flowers are blooming, trees are budding, and everyone is sick with allergy-related illness! This is what I get for bragging about the "great" weather down here!
Steph said…
I call dibs on that sweater for my hypothetical future child when daniel outgrows it. i'm shameless, i know.
Suze said…
then it's yours, steph! it's holding up amazingly well, hardly even pilling yet, and i expect daniel will be able to wear it another season, as it's pretty oversized right now.

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