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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000797.txt from 2002/05

From: "Tim Roberts" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] A Colour Symphony op. 24
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 12:57:47 -0400

On Thu, 28 Feb 2002 23:54:14 +0100, Yves Fayolle" <>
> Your post reminds me a french poem written by Arthur Rimbaud.(1854-1891).
>I am unable to translate this to you. You know perhaps it? Many years ago ,
>we had to know poems by heart, at school, and they remain somewhere in the
>A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu : voyelles,

Thanks to the Altavista translator, this comes out roughly thus. Hopefully,
a native French speaker will improve its artistry for us.


A black, E white, I red, U green, O blue: vowels
I will say some day your harmful hidden effects:
A, black hairy corset of the bright flies
Which gather around the cruel stench

Gulfs of shades; E, franknesses of the vapor and the tents
Launches the proud glaciers, kings white, shivers of sunshades
I, crimsons, spit blood, laughter of the beautiful lips
In anger or penitent intoxications;

U, cycles, vibrements divine of the verdant seas,
Peace of the sown rough grazings of animals, peace of the wrinkles
Which alchemy prints with the great studious faces;

O, supreme full Bugle strange strideurs,
Crossed silences of the Worlds and Angels:
O the Omega, purple ray of Its Eyes!

- Tim Roberts,
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.


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