The original title of this poem by Paul Verlaine is "Impression fausse" (False Impressions). It's better known as "Dame souris trotte" (Mrs. Mouse Trots). 1st graders in France often have to memorize a part of it (verses 1, 5 & 6).



Thanks to Monique Palomares for recording "Dame souris trotte" for us!

In the video below you can hear two children recite the 1st, 5th and 6th verses....

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translated by Lisa Yannucci and Monique Palomares.