Recordings of the French Poem “Dans la Forêt Sans Heures” de Jules Supervielle

Author: Camille Chevalier-Karfis

Listen to my enunciated and then natural reading of the short and easy to understand French poem by modern French poet Jules Supervielle : “Dans la Forêt Sans Heures”.

Jules Supervielle is a fairly modern French poet since he died in 1960. Away from the surrealist movement, Supervielle’s poetry is human, often inspired by the world around us and nature.

1 – Famous French Poem – “Dans la Forêt Sans Heures” de Jules Supervielle – Audio Recording

Please press play to hear my readings of the famous French poem “Dans la Forêt Sans Heures” de Jules Supervielle

1 – Famous French Poem – “Dans la Forêt Sans Heures” de Jules Supervielle

Dans la forêt sans heures
On abat un grand arbre.
Un vide vertical
Tremble en forme de fût
Près du tronc étendu.

Cherchez, cherchez, oiseaux,
La place de vos nids
Dans ce haut souvenir
Tant qu’il murmure encore.

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2 – English Translation of the classical French poem “Dans la Forêt Sans Heures” by Jules Supervielle

In the forest without hours
a tall tree is being cut down.
A vertical vacuum
Trembles in the form of a shaft
Near the stretched out trunk.

Birds, look and look again
For where your nests were
In this high memory
While it’s still murmuring.

Author: Camille Chevalier-Karfis

Camille Chevalier-Karfis

Born and raised in Paris, I have been teaching today's French to adults for 25+ years in the US and France. Based on my students' goals and needs, I've created unique downloadable French audiobooks focussing on French like it's spoken today, for all levels. Come to Paimpol and enjoy an exclusive French immersion homestay with me in Brittany.

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