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Bukowski, Charles: Le cœur riant (The Laughing Heart in French)

Portre of Bukowski, Charles

The Laughing Heart (English)

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

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Le cœur riant (French)

Ta vie est ta vie

Ne te laisses pas abattre par une soumission moite

Sois à l’affût

Il y a des issues

Il y a de la lumière quelque part

Il y en a peut-être peu

Mais elle bat les ténèbres

Sois à l’affût

Les dieux t’offriront des chances



Tu ne peux battre la mort

Mais tu peux l’abattre dans la vie

Et le plus souvent tu sauras le faire

Le plus il y aura de lumière.

Ta vie, c’est ta vie.

Sache-le tant qu’il est temps

Tu es merveilleux

Les dieux attendent cette lumière

en toi.

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