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Perspectives: A Review of 2009


Bilan Matin
Morning Appraisal


Simone Alié-Daram


English translation: Marie Rennard & Gilles d'Aymery



(Swans - December 14, 2009)  

Et pourtant le soleil s'est levé
Sur la mairie mouillée aux nouvelles couleurs :
Plus jamais les poivrots n'auront besoin de boire,
Tous les trains conduiront des ados rayonnants
Retrouver leurs parents dans d'idyliques apparts.

Et pourtant le soleil s'est levé
Sur la mine morose de tous les gens pressés,
Sur les petits légumes aux prix exorbitants,
Sur les inaccessibles étals des poissonniers,
Et sur les spaghettis qu'il faudra partager.

Mais tu vois, le soleil s'est levé
Garde-moi un sourire
On va y arriver
And yet the sun has risen
On the town hall wetted with new colors:
Never again will drunkards need to drink,
All the trains will transport beaming teenagers
Back to join their parents in idylic apartments.

And yet the sun has risen
On the sullen faces of all hurried people,
On the veggies outrageously priced,
On the inaccessible fish stalls,
And on the spaghetti that we'll have to share.

But you see, the sun has risen
Hold a smile for me
We'll get there


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About the Author

Simone Alié-Daram is a retired MD, teacher, and researcher, who lives in Toulouse, France. She regularly contributes to our coin français. Here is her French bio.



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Some Lines In Favour Of A Troupe Of Buffalo Flying Over The White House Singing Pastoral Songs - Graham Lea

The Winter Of Liberal Discontent - Louis Proyect

Angry Men - Beligerent Women - Charles Marowitz

The First Obama Year: Business as Usual, but with a Friendlier Face - Gilles d'Aymery

Obama: Were We All Naïve? - Femi Akomolafe

2009: It Was What It Was - Jan Baughman

Notes From The Edge - Jeffery Klaehn

2009 And "Mooving" Ahead - Steve Shay

French 2009 Vintage - Marie Rennard

2010, The Make-Or-Break Year - Martin Murie

Failure Of Progressive Thought - Michael Barker

Year End Closet Sweep Out - Peter Byrne

The Official Policies - Michael Doliner

A 2009 Year-End Rant - Raju Peddada

Levi 1943 In Front Of Our 2009 - Multilingual Poetry by Guido Monte

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