Odelette (44)

Boivon, le jour n’est si long que le doy.
Je perds, amy, mes soucis quand je boy.
Donne-moy viste un jambon sous la treille,
      Et la bouteille
      Grosse à merveille
   Glougloute auprès de moy.
Avec la tasse et la rose vermeille
   Il faut chasser l’esmoy.
                                                           Let’s drink, day is not as long as a finger.
                                                           My friend, I lose my worries when I drink.
                                                           Give me quick some ham beneath the arbour
                                                                 And a bottle,
                                                                 Marvellously big,
                                                              Glugging beside me.
                                                           With a cup and a red rose
                                                              We must chase away care.

I thought I’d post this just because the first line mirrors one in the middle of the Ode to Simon Nicolas – and of course the sentiments too are mirrored!




About fattoxxon

Who am I? Lover of all sorts of music - classical, medieval, world (anything from Africa), world-classical (Uzbek & Iraqi magam for instance), and virtually anything that won't be on the music charts... Lover of Ronsard's poetry (obviously) and of sonnets in general. Reader of English, French, Latin & other literature. And who is Fattoxxon? An allusion to an Uzbek singer - pronounce it Patahan, with a very plosive 'P' and a throaty 'h', as in 'khan')

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