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Tie Me to the Bedpost
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French Final

I haven't forgotten about this community, I just haven't had time to write anything. I did write something last night though, as part of my final for French Lit. It's in a particular style of Oulipo called S+7 where you write a poem then take each word (not counting articles, prepositions, etc.) and replace it with the 7th wowrd after in the dictionary. I will translate it into english, but then the words won't make sense dictionary-wise, obviously. I mean they do in some (most?) cases, but you get the point. Enjoy!


Le Gâteau

Je mange un gâteau au chocolat
Avec du lait
Le goût est doux – trop doux
Je bois du lait
Et c’est mieux
Il y a un autre gâteau
Aux ananas
(J’aime bien le fruit)
Le goût est trop doux
Mais je l’aime
Ma fourchette est ma partenaire
Dans ce jeu
Et nous gagnons
Il me faut plus de lait
Pour finir mon dessert
Une autre bouchée
C’est la meilleure
Une dernière petite gorgée du lait
J’ai bien mangé

...devenu...

La Gaucherie

Je manie une gaucherie au choix
Avec un lama
Le gouvernail est draconien – trop draconien
Je boite du lama
Et c’est mijaurée
Il y a une autre gaucherie
Aux ancêtres
(J’ajourne bien le fuel)
Le gouvernail est trop draconien
Mais je l’ajourne
Ma fournaise est ma participation
Dans cette jeunesse
Et nous gainons
Il me familiarise plus de lamas
Pour fiscaliser mes dessous
Un autre bouchot
C’est la mêlasse
Une déroutant pétulant gouffre du lama
J’ai bien manié






The Cake

I am eating chocolate cake
With milk
The taste is sweet - too sweet
I drink some milk
And it is better
There is another cake
A pineapple one
(I really like fruit)
The taste is too sweet
But I love it
My fork is my partner
In this game
And we are winning
I need more milk
To finish my dessert
Another bite
It is the best
A last sip of milk
I have eaten well

...became...

The sinistrality

I handle a sinistrality of choice
With a llama
The rudder is draconian - too draconian
I limp of the llama
And it is pretentious
There is another sinistrality
Of ancestors
(I defer fuel well)
The rudder is too draconian
But I defer it
My furnace is my participation
In this youth
And we sheath
I familiarise myself more with the llamas
To tax my lower parts
Another mussel bed
It is mixed
One diverting petulant pit of the llama
I have handled well

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