Guillaume Apollinaire (1880–1918): L’Adieu / Farewell

Translated by Timothy Adès

J’ai cueilli ce brin de bruyère
L’automne est morte souviens–t’en
Nous ne nous verrons plus sur terre
Odeur du temps brin de bruyère
Et souviens–toi que je t’attends

I’ve plucked this sprig of heather
You know that autumn died
We’Il be no more together
Season and sprig of heather
You know for you I’ll bide

Translation: Copyright © Timothy Adès

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