I asked Monique of Mama Lisa’s World en français, if she could recommend any well-known French songs or poems about the Spring. She wrote:
Here is a poem we often teach the students, called Le Printemps by Théophile Gautier (1811 – 1872)…
par Théophile Gautier
Regardez les branches
Comme elles sont blanches,
Il neige des fleurs.
Riant de la pluie
Le soleil essuie
les saules en pleurs.
Et le ciel reflète
Dans la violette
Ses pures couleurs…
La mouche ouvre l’aile
Et la demoiselle
Aux prunelles d’or,
Au corset de guêpe
Dépliant son crêpe,
A repris l’essor.
L’eau gaiement babille,
Le goujon frétille
Un printemps encore !
Monique and I prepared this English translation for you…
By Théophile Gautier
Look at the boughs,
How white they are,
It’s snowing flowers!
Scoffing at the rain,
The sun dries
The weepy willow.
And the sky reflects
In the violets
Its pure colors…
The fly opens its wings
And the dragonfly
With the golden pupils,
And the wasp-like corset,
Unfolding its silky wings,
Has resumed its flight.
The water happily babbles,
The tiny fish wriggles
It’s Springtime again!
Thanks to Monique Palomares for sharing the poem and for the recording!
Come visit the Mama Lisa’s World France page for French children’s songs with their English translations and…
Mama Lisa’s World en français for children’s songs around the world with their French translations.
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95 Responses to “A French Poem called “Le Printemps” or “Springtime” with a Recording”
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September 12th, 2011 at 6:02 pm
Does anyone know the translation of the poem entitled”The
Creation” written by James weldon Johnson(1871-1938)
I need the translation in French. I would really appreciate it. I would like to learn it by heart in French. I only have the words in English
It is such a beautiful poem. Please help me.
October 24th, 2011 at 2:10 pm
October 29th, 2011 at 4:11 am
it was a wonderful poem which i need’d vry mch, i will suggest whoever is reading this to read it by soul to feel the enjoyment in this.
an delhihite (indian)
who was in trouble
finding a nice poem
in francais (french)
January 14th, 2012 at 8:13 am
thx i need THE POEM FOR FRENCH SPEAKIN SKILLS IN DUBAI
January 26th, 2012 at 3:55 am
thanx its a beautiful poem . finaly i got something really good to recite in my class.
February 1st, 2012 at 9:27 pm
tank u!!!!this poem is perfect for our french program at skl…
March 26th, 2012 at 6:29 pm
oh my god such a good poeme!!!
like it sooo much who ever wrote
it i love him or love her!!!
this is awsoe!!!!
May 3rd, 2012 at 7:38 am
thank u … u really saved me …
May 28th, 2012 at 10:33 am
that helped me a lot in doing my holiday homework
June 3rd, 2012 at 8:38 am
merci beaucoup! :D
June 11th, 2012 at 2:55 pm
i love tjis poem
June 29th, 2012 at 2:26 pm
Thos poem inspired me to one og my many songs! Fantastic poetry!!! Check the adress above if you want to hear the song! Thank you!
August 2nd, 2012 at 9:31 am
wow this was a really nice poem for selecting it for competition
September 1st, 2012 at 2:03 am
it is a wonderful poem to recite it in the class
September 2nd, 2012 at 4:33 pm
Thx loads, finally a poem to recite at school
September 2nd, 2012 at 4:39 pm
Pls dowlooad a more slower MP3 versions of let’s printemps’.
December 12th, 2012 at 6:54 am
thnx i needed it 4 french project
January 9th, 2013 at 9:27 am
wow this is epic….
needed for school !
helps a lot!!!
February 2nd, 2013 at 1:45 pm
i love this poem this poem is the right poem for the school magazine article
February 2nd, 2013 at 1:46 pm
merci madame mamalisa
February 3rd, 2013 at 1:38 am
Wow this poem is awesome i realy needed 1 like this one. Je suis très content avec ça poéme
February 3rd, 2013 at 3:36 am
I take pleasure in, result in I found exactly what I used to be taking a look for.
You’ve ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye
February 21st, 2013 at 11:51 am
Merci Beaucoup madame mamalisa.I really needed that for my Class FA
February 27th, 2013 at 12:47 pm
Je ne comprend rein tu na pas d’autre?
April 10th, 2013 at 10:56 am
very nyc poem
helped me for poem reciting in class x as i learn french
thx a lot
May 4th, 2013 at 12:06 am
OH DUDE!!!I WAS IN SUCH A NEED OF A FRENCH POEM…………..HELPD ME A LOT…..
July 30th, 2013 at 10:59 pm
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August 18th, 2013 at 7:40 am
Thank u! Had 2 learn a French poem
August 27th, 2013 at 12:05 pm
I was in need of a French poem to recite at school such a lovely one it is. Thanks a thousands titimes
October 18th, 2013 at 11:49 am
Thanks For Putting These Things on the internet.
Fortunately I could do all of my French Homework
November 9th, 2013 at 11:36 am
tres bien, merci madam beauope:)
January 12th, 2014 at 7:46 am
the poem was toooooo good .it helped me in my homework.thanks a lot
January 15th, 2014 at 9:34 am
it was too good it really helped me in my studies
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August 19th, 2014 at 10:21 am
helped me in my french orals
August 19th, 2014 at 10:22 am
February 11th, 2015 at 7:59 am
J’AIME la poeise. Demain je vais avoir le poem test.Merci encore
September 22nd, 2015 at 7:21 pm
Et le ciel reflète
Dans la violette
Ses pures couleurs…
So beautiful , got it on my coffecup, so I read it every day !
May 22nd, 2016 at 5:21 am
THANKS ! it is very helpful as i was doing my holiday homework that i should write one poem in french on nature.
June 8th, 2016 at 9:02 pm
This is the poem i am using for my french project/power point.
September 1st, 2016 at 4:41 pm
merci beaucoup…. i needed this for my french festival/competition “La Conjours” thnx again mademoiselle
October 26th, 2016 at 4:44 pm
Trés Bien! Merci Beaucoup Madam!
But may I please know where the recording is given?
November 1st, 2016 at 11:55 am
The recording is in the post at the top where it says, “MP3 of Le Printemps”.
March 20th, 2017 at 5:25 pm
Good afternoon, I was interested in your poem/song “le printemps”. I wonder if you could help me. Many years ago, about 50 years ago, we were given a poem in French on the subject of Spring. I cannot remember the title and only have the first two lines, as follows:- “Le cours au printemps se couronne, des frais gazons, des riche fleurs……….les moissons avec les chaleurs.” Unfortunately my memory at 64 years of age is not as good as I would like, perhaps you could assist me?
May 14th, 2019 at 7:45 am
it is a good poem … Lisa help me find the mood of the poem and its deeper meaning