Eugene Ionesco
Eugene Ionesco

Le Feu
This is a poem by Eugène Ionesco, as recited by Mary, the housekeeper, in Ionesco's play La Cantatrice Chauve, or, The Bald Soprano.

Les polycandres brillaient dans les bois
       Une pierre prit feu
       Le château prit feu
       La fôret prit feu
       Les hommes prirent feu
       Les femmes prirent feu
       Les oiseaux prirent feu
       Les poissons prirent feu
       L'eau prit feu
       Le ciel prit feu
       La cendre prit feu
       La fumée prit feu
       Le feu prit feu
       Tout prit feu
       Prit feu, prit feu.

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This page is maintained by Morgan Friedman, an Ionesco fan, who you should e-mail at morgan@westegg.com. You might like my other pages, like Art for Lovers (including a lot of surrealist art that Ionesco would love!), Ketubahs, and Spanish for Nerds: my crazy way to learn Spanish using etymologies!