04-09-04

Poème à mon frère blanc...

Cher frère blanc,
Quand je suis né, j'étais noir,
Quand j'ai grandi, j'étais noir,
Quand je suis au soleil, je suis noir,
Quand je suis malade, je suis noir,
Quand je mourrai, je serai noir.

Tandis que toi, homme blanc,
Quand tu es né, tu étais rose,
Quand tu as grandi, tu étais blanc,
Quand tu vas au soleil, tu es rouge,
Quand tu as froid, tu es bleu,
Quand tu as peur, tu es vert,
Quand tu es malade, tu es jaune,
Quand tu mourras, tu seras gris.

Alors, de nous deux,
Qui est l'homme de couleur ?

Léopold Sédar Senghor: Homme politique et écrivain sénégalais.
Président de la république du Sénégal de 1960 à 1980.
A publié des essais, où il définit la notion de "négritude" et des recueils de poèmes
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Poem For My White Brother...

Dear white Brother,
When I was born, I was black,
When I am in the sun, I am black,
When I am sick, I am black,
When I will die, I will be black.
 
Whereas you, white man,
When you were born, you were pink,
When you grew up, you were white,
When you are in the sun, you are red,
When you are cold, you are blue,
When you are scared, you are green,
When you are sick, you are yellow,
When you will die, you will be grey.
 
So, in that case, among the two of us,
Who is the colored man?

Leopold Sedar Senghor: Politician and Senegalese writer.  President of the republic of the Senegal of 1960 to 1980.  Among his published essays, he has defined the notion of "négritude" and has anthologies of poems.


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the bride song liked it. get to really know each other before it is too late !
the sun is setting in the western sky
perhaps i'll never see the day again.......

Gepost door: aunty | 14-09-04

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