Quiet

She called the bird back by playing the harmonica with her left hand

And her right hand held the peach she liked to eat.

She played for a long time, but the bird did not come.

It was only when everything became quiet,

Except for the peach she dropped on the ground,

That the bird, finally attracted by the sound of fruit bursting and spilling

its juice here and there

Came back to steal another thing from her.

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Elle appelait l’oiseau en jouant de l’harmonica de la main gauche

Tandis que sa main droite tenait la pêche qu’elle aimait tant manger.

Elle a joué pendant longtemps, mais l’oiseau n’est jamais venu.

Ce n’est que lorsque tout est devenu silencieux,

À l’exception de la pêche qu’elle a laissée tomber sur le sol,

Qu’enfin l’oiseau, attiré par le bruit de la pêche explosée qui répand son jus ça et là,

Est revenu, mais pour lui voler quelque chose d’autre.

-sereqoti

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