Friday, April 20, 2012

feeling nostalgic Friday


I'm feeling a little nostalgic this evening, reminiscing primary school French lessons!  Here is a poem by Maurice Careme I learnt when I was 11 and it has stuck with me ever since.  It's a sweet little poem about a cat that doesn't eat mice or rats...for the rest, you'll have to think back to your French lessons or use Google Translate! 

Mon petit chat
J’ai un petit chat,
Petit comme ça.
Je l’appelle Orange.

Je ne sais pourquoi
Jamais il ne mange
Ni souris ni rat.

C’est un chat étrange
Aimant le nougat
Et le chocolat.

Mais c’est pour cela,
Dit tante Solange,
Qu’il ne grandit pas!




© Fondation Maurice Carême
Maurice Carême
(1899-1978) 



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