The golden sun’s heat dances
under the stronger ravane’s* beats,
First caress, caress of summer
enchants warmly shy, tropical December.
The fire-red flamboyant* blossom
soothing the lassitude of impatient passants*,
Ripe fruits, fruits of season
appease proudly hunger’s, thirst’s satisfaction.
The exotic straw hats rest
on heads sheltered from UV-light,
Cool dresses, dresses of summer-time
guide confidently walks, swims sublime.
Tropical December sings mystic island’s songs
dispelling careless decisions all-wrong,
Light hearts, hearts of freedom
bless wisely unforgettable, festive season.
*ravane : The main musical instrument used in Mauritian traditional songs and dances, the Sega.
*flamboyants (from French): Tropical tree bearing red flowers
*passants (from French): passers-by