Race d'Abel, dors, bois et mange;
Dieu te sourit complaisamment.


Race de Caïn, dans la fange
Rampe et meurs misérablement.


Race d'Abel, ton sacrifice
Flatte le nez du Séraphin!


Race de Caïn, ton supplice
Aura-t-il jamais une fin?


Race d'Abel, vois tes semailles
Et ton bétail venir à bien;


Race de Caïn, tes entrailles
Hurlent la faim comme un vieux chien.


Race d'Abel, chauffe ton ventre
À ton foyer patriarcal;


Race de Caïn, dans ton antre
Tremble de froid, pauvre chacal!


Race d'Abel, tu croîs et broutes
Comme les punaises des bois!


Race de Caïn, sur les routes
Traîne ta famille aux abois.


Ah! race d'Abel, ta charogne
Engraissera le sol fumant!


Race de Caïn, ta besogne
N'est pas faite suffisamment;


Race d'Abel, voici ta honte:
Le fer est vaincu par l'épieu!


Race de Caïn, au ciel monte,
Et sur la terre jette Dieu!





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    General CommentTranslation:

    Race of Abel, sleep and feed
    God is pleased;

    Grovel in the dirt and die,
    Race of Cain.

    Race of Abel, your sacrifice
    Flatters the nostrils of the Seraphim;

    Race of Cain, is your punishment
    Never to know an end?

    Race of Abel, your fields prosper
    Your cattle grow fat;

    Race of Cain, your belly clamors
    Like a famished dog.

    Race of Abel, warm yourself
    At the hearth of your fathers;

    Shiver in the jackal's den,
    Race of Cain.

    Race of Abel, increase and multiply,
    Even your gold will breed;

    Though your heart burns, Race of Cain,
    Beware great appetites.

    Race of Abel, build your cities
    Even as the ants;

    Race of Cain, your children beg
    For bread beside the road.

    Race of Abel, your corpse
    Will fatten the reeking earth;

    Your labor, Race of Cain,
    Is not yet done.

    Race of Abel, behold your shame:
    The sword yields to the butcher-knife!

    Rise up, Race of Cain,
    And cast God down upon the earth!
    stentorianon April 26, 2007   Link

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