errant à jamais/forever to wander

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Alors, vous vous êtes rendu compte que vous avez fait une grande erreur.

Je plaisante, bien sûr.

Au milieu des patates anglaises, j’ai fait flotter sur l’eau des leurres.

On m’a laissée seule à plonger dans leur lumière.

Alors, je sais que vous n’avez pas vraiment le temps de me dire

Exactement quoi faire

Avec cette vie qui jette coup-d’œil à chaque pas que danse la mer

Les vagues piquent leurs chapeaux contre le bon aube ou le pire.

Adore-je votre palais des souffles, cimenté aux brics-en-livres

L’amour entre deux lèvres

Ce sont ces mots sans colonne vertébrale qui me rendent ivre

Ce sont ces chaînes me disant non, mais oui, qui grillent ma fièvre.

I wish I could explain this in my language: yours

will toy with me, a drowning mouse, a plastic lipstick smile immersed

sous l’eau qui danse

forever.

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English translation:

So, at last you’ve realized that you made a big mistake.

I’m teasing you, of course.

Amidst a flock of English potatoes, I placed lantern-lures upon the water.

They left me alone to dive in their light.

Okay, I know you really don’t have the time to tell me

Exactly what to do

With this life that throws a wink each step of the ocean’s dance

The waves pique their hats against the good dawn or the worst.

Do I adore your palace of whispers, cemented to bricks of book

Love enters between two lips

It’s these words without a spine which intoxicate me

It’s these chains telling me no, but yes, which sautée my fever.

I wish I could explain this in my language: yours

will toy with me, a drowning mouse, a plastic lipstick smile immersed

in dancing seas

forever.

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À noter que ces images racontent aussi une histoire: Acanthaster planci, l’étoile de mer dévoreuse de corail, est aujourd’hui tenue responsable de la mort massive des coraux (si moins responsable que l’Homme.) Pourtant, il faut se souvenir que c’est un animal qui vit sa vie, et que son droit d’exister en beauté n’est menacé que par le monde humain consommateur qui perturbe l’équilibre naturelle permettant ces étoiles d’allumer les fonds sans problème depuis belle lunette.

The images in this post tell their own story: Acanthaster planci, or the crown-of-thorns sea star, which eats coral, is often “blamed” for massive coral deaths across the world. However, these deaths can be traced back only and ultimately to humans, who have thrown the ecosystems out of balance such that creatures which were natural and supported by the reef for ages are now, through no fault of their own, overabundant on a reef which is already suffering a sparsity of healthy coral polyps due to human activity (pollution and CO2 emissions leading to coral bleaching.)

Image credits in order of appearance:

By Philippe Bourjon – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33467091

By No machine-readable author provided. Daiju Azuma assumed (based on copyright claims). – No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1424064

By Philippe Bourjon – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35962735

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