For our French winter competition we have chosen a poem that almost all French children know. It was written by Jacques Prévert, the famous 20th century author and screenwriter who wrote simple poetry using everyday language.

His poems are widely taught in schools in France to develop the children’s memory as well as taste for French literature. They also frequently appear in French textbooks published worldwide and are often taught in American upper level French classes to learn basics.

So now, submit your work of art (painting, drawing, a created image) to one of the charming people in the office and you’re in to win a free conversation class at Language Hub! The best image in each language wins.

French language poem

Chanson pour les enfants l’hiver

Dans la nuit de l’hiver
galope un grand homme blanc
c’est un bonhomme de neige
avec une pipe en bois
un grand bonhomme de neige
poursuivi par le froid

il arrive au village
voyant de la lumière
le voilà rassuré.
Dans une petite maison
il entre sans frapper

et pour se réchauffer
s’assoit sur le poêle rouge,
et d’un coup disparait
ne laissant que sa pipe
au milieu d’une flaque d’eau
ne laissant que sa pipe
et puis son vieux chapeau.