Sunday, December 19, 2010

The White Snow

Guillaume Apollinaire 1880 - 1919

The angels the angels in the sky
One’s dressed as an officer
One’s dressed as a chef today
And the others sing

Fine sky-coloured officer
Sweet Spring when Christmas is long gone
Will deck you with a lovely sun
A lovely sun

The chef plucks geese
Ah! Snowfalls hiss
Fall and how I miss
My beloved in my arms

La Blanche Neige from Alcools 1913