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A Night of Reading and Anticipating the Change of Season [Aug. 30th, 2002|06:09 am]

by Pierre Reverdy

It is indeed autumn that returns
Will someone sing
But nobody
except me
I shall be the last

But she is not as sad
as has been said
this pale season
A little more sadness
To prove your point

The smoke asks
Will it be him or you
who will praise it
before the first frosts

And me I wait
For the last light
to rise in the night

But the earth descends
It's not all over
A wing supports it
All the time
I will go with you to the end of the line
To close the door
If it's too windy

translation by Kenneth Rexroth


[User Picture]From: weetanya
2002-08-30 07:21 am (UTC)
A wing supports it ...

I hope so.
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[User Picture]From: scottobear
2002-08-30 07:27 am (UTC)
a wonderful version!
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