Le Chat (The Cat) – A French Poem

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Here’s the French poem “Le chat” by Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 – 1918) from his book called “The Bestiary”. Below you’ll find the French text, following by an English translation and a video with a musical rendition…

Le chat

Je souhaite dans ma maison:
Une femme ayant sa raison,
Un chat passant parmi les livres,
Des amis en toute saison
Sans lesquels je ne peux pas vivre.

English Translation:

The Cat

I’d like in my house:
A sane woman,
A cat passing among the books,
Friends in every season
Without which I can not live.

Translation by Lisa Yannucci.

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