A New Heaven And A New Earth

Les Cinq Vierges (original French) – Pour Jacques

Il y avait cinq vierges
Hurluberlues
Qui sont venues aux Noces de l’Agneau
Avec leur motos en panne

Et leurs bidons de petrole
Vides

Mais puisq’elles savaient
Danseur
On leur dit quand meme
De rester:

Et viola: il y avait
Cinq vierges hurluberlues
Sans petrole
Mais bien engagees
Dans le mouvement.

Il y avait donc dix vierges
Aux Noces de l’Agneau.

the five virgins

there were 5 howling virgins
who came
to the wedding of the lamb
with their disabled motorcycles
and their oil tanks
empty

but since they knew how
to dance
a person says to them
to stay anyhow

and there you have it
there were 5 noisy virgins
without gas
but looking good in the traffic of the dance

consequently
there were ten virgins
at the wedding of the lamb

Thomas-Merton-Feat.

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