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12:22 Feb 21, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: Mignonne
Mignonne, allons voir si la rose
Qui ce matin avait déclose
Sa robe de pourpre au Soleil,
A point perdu cette vesprée
Les plis de sa robe pourprée
Et son teint au vôtre pareil.

Las! voyez comme en peu d'espace,
Mignonne, elle a dessus la place
Las! las! ses beautés laissé choir!
O vraiment marâtre Nature,
Puisqu'une telle fleur ne dure
Que du matin jusques au soir!

Donc, si vous me croyez, mignonne,
Tandis que votre âge fleuronne
En sa plus verte nouveauté,
Cueillez, cueillez votre jeunesse;
Comme à cette fleur la vieillesse
Fera ternir votre beauté.

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Yolanda Broad
nasweet,pretty, little darlingAlbert Golub



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sweet,pretty, little darling

i won't translate Ronsard!!

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Yolanda Broad
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17 mins

This is Ronsard's most famous carpe diem poem. You will find slews of translations of it on the Web!

Here is a site that has such a translation:

... Mignonne, allons voir si la rose, Qui ... donc, écoutez-moi, Mignonne, Tandis que votre ... see
if the rose that only ... Translation to English copyright by ...

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