Oilibheir Alain Christie

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Oilibheir Alain Christie
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Welcome all of you, lovers of poetry.
Don't look for poetry " of mine" here; this is not my point.
I stopped writing poetry long ago because I believe it is better to be an honourable interpreter than a mediocre author. What I had written in the past has now become inaccessible since I was deprived of my home.
I am a mere actor; and, as all genuine actors, I love poetry and I love to contribute to the promotion of it, to encourage the appreciation of it.
That is why I do the only thing a blacklisted actor can still do. I record my own rendition of what I esteem great poetry and I upload my work on the web (mostly YouTube) .
As I have also been a linguist, I... more »

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Brother Humans (François Villon)

Brother Humans who live after us,
Do not have hearts hardened against us,
For, if you take pity on us poor,
God will sooner have mercy on you.
You see us tied here, five, six:
As for the flesh, that we nourished too much,
It's been long since devoured and rotten,
And we, the bones, become ashes and powder.
Of our fate let no one make fun,
But pray God that us all will absolve!

If we call you brothers, you must not
Have scorn for it, although we were slain
By Justice. Nonetheless you know
That all men do not have unruffled common sense; ...

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