Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918): The Dromedary

Translated by Timothy Adès

Le Dromadaire

Avec ses quatre dromadaires
Don Pedro d’Alfaroubeira
courut le monde et l’admira.
Il fit ce que je voudrais faire
si j’avais quatre dromadaires.
With dromedaries four
Don Pedro d’Alfaroubeira
admired the world on a rapid tour:
and I’d be a happy wayfarer
if I had dromedaries four.
Published in Storysongs/Chantefables (Agendapoetry)
Sung to music by Poulenc:

Translation: Copyright © Timothy Adès

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