We'll See

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We’ll See, originally published in France in 1995 as On Verra Bien by le dé bleu, is Georges L. Godeau’s first book translated into English. This is a collection of ninety brief prose poems, most of which focus on ordinary people and events. Godeau’s prose poems are disarmingly and deceptively simple, yet resonate with each other.

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Published 18 February 2012
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are quiet, efîcient, but unsettling in their deep resonances. Godeau’s terse prose poems are
A man reîlling a prescription in a pharmacy remarks, out of nowhere
specializing in rural areas. He also devoted himself to writing; his îrst book was published in 1962, and he published îfteen more books before his death in 1999. Several more volumes
Anderson, South Carolina 29621
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GODEAU
| MCGOOKEY WE’LL SEE PARLOR PRESS We’ll See
Poems by Georges L. Godeau
Translated by Kathleen McGookey
Free Verse Edîtîons
Edîted by Jon Tompson
WE’LL SEE
POEMS BY GEORGES L. GODEAU
Translated by Kathleen McGookey
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Transatîon oWe’ll See© 2012 by Paror Press. A rîgts reserved. We grateuy acknowedge Mme Madeeîne Godeau, wo granted permîssîon to transateWe’ll Seeînto Engîs. Cet ouvrage publîé dans le cadre du programme d’aîde à la publîcatîon bénéicîe du soutîen du Mînîstère des Afaîres Etrangères et du Servîce Culturel de l’Ambassade de France représenté aux Etats-Unîs. hîs work receîved support rom te Frenc Mînîstry o Foreîgn Afaîrs and te Cutura Servîces o te Frenc Embassy în te Unîted States troug teîr pubîsîng assîstance program.
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Godeau, Georges . [On verra bîen. Engîs]  We’ see : poems / by Georges . Godeau ; transated by Kateen McGookey.  p. cm. -- (Free verse edîtîons) Transatîon o On verra bîen în Engîs.  ïSBN 978-1-60235-283-4 (pbk. : ak. paper) -- ïSBN 978-1-60235-284-1 (ebook) ï. McGookey, Kateen. ïï. Tîte.
PQ2613.O22O5713 2012 841’.914--dc23
 2011053119 Cover desîgn by Davîd Bakesey. Cover îmage by Georges . Godeau.
Prînted on acîd-ree paper.
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Contents
Acknowedgmentsvîî
Goosebumps3
Peasants5 Se Cîngs to Herse6 he Saînt-Antoîne ïnn7 Nînny8 he Nurse9 Dance Number10 Tortebresse11 Bus Trîp12 he Goaîe13 At te Scoo în Town14 Rîbîera15 Curtaîn16
Norway17
he Rur Rîver Vaey19 ubeck20 Bufet21 he Japanese22 Fascînatîon23 A Nîgt on Board24 he Hospîta25 Poto26 he Od Foks27 Bergen28 On te Woe29
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A Scottish Woman31
Dea33 Juggîng34 Waîtîng35 Panîc36 îke a Tropy37 Happy38 A Caracter39 he Heart40 Fort Foucaut41
From Time to Time43
he Brîckmaker45 he aundromat at Saînt-Jean46 he Rut47 ïusîons48 Anîmas49 Eectrîcîty50 he Haîrdresser51 Joee52 Decree53 he Brîant Fîedom54 Food eve55 Reunîon56 Sîmone57 ïntuîtîon58 he Best ïs59 Resîdence Under Surveîance60 A Good Cîtîzen61 “îsten to te Bîrd”62
A Russîan Guîde63 Soîoquy64 Paradîse65 Mr. Jean Rostand66
In Season69
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Sîster Jeanne71 he îtte Strîng72 he Poet73 he House wît te Wîndmî74 Aîce75 Toug Od Cap76 One Hundred Degrees Cesîus77 Gao-Roman Sîte78 Horses79 he Mound o te Ader Tree80 Perpexîty81 Pace Saînt-Jean82 ïn te Mont o August83 Gwen84 A Festîve Evenîng85 God Artur86 Meadowsweet87 e Roman de Renart88 Anonymîty89 “Our Property” (H.M.)90 ï Revîse91 Tourîsm92 he Rose Garden93 Aways Hîmse94 Absentmîndedness95
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Georges Mounin97
Meetîng99 Transormatîon100 ïn Cotet101 oyaty102 he Subject103 Mecca104 Oympus105 Musîc106 Sîrt Open107 Cemetery108 A Dream109
About te Autor111 About te Transator113 Free Verse Edîtîons115
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Acknowledgments
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Acknowedgment îs made to te oowîng journas, were tese transatîons were îrst pubîsed:
AGNI Onlîne:“Gao-Roman Sîte,” “A Russîan Guîde,” “ïusîons,” “Gwen,” “Paradîse,” Te Antîoc Revîew:“Tortebresse” Basalt:“Sîster Jeanne” Burnsîde Revîew:“Poto,” “Te aundromat at Saînt-Jeanne” Case Park:Japanese,” “Dea,” “Waîtîng,” “Joee,” “îke a “Te Tropy,” “Absentmîndedness,” “Te Poet,” “Anonymîty” Cîrcumerence:“Pace Saînt-Jean,” “Transormatîon,” “Tourîsm” Connectîcut Revîew:eve,” “Te îtte Strîng,” “Dance “Food Number” Current Accounts:“Cemetery,” “A Dream,” “Mecca,” “Sîrt Open,” “Musîc” Denver Quarterly:“Horses,” “ïn te Mont o August,” “Te Rose Garden,” “Aîce” Dîner:“Panîc” Fîve Fîngers Revîew:“Te Nurse,” “Rur Rîver Vaey,” “Bergen,” “Te Saînt-Antoîne ïnn” Free Verse:“Te Goaîe,” “Te Brîant Fîedom,” “Reunîon,” “îsten to te Bîrd,” “Soîoquy,” “Mr. Jean Rostand,” “God Artur,” “e Roman de Renart,” “Meetîng,” “ïn Cotet,” “Te Subject,” “Oympus” Great Rîver Revîew:“Te Haîrdresser,” “ïntuîtîon” (as “Dîscrîmîna-tîon”) Hawaî’ î Revîew:“Te Best ïs,” “Meadowsweet” Indîana Revîew:“Juggîng,” “Happy” Interlocen Revîew:“One Hundred Degrees Cesîus” jubîlat:“Curtaîn”