Robert Desnos (1900-45): MIMOSA

Translated by Timothy Adès

LE MIMOSA [Chantefleurs]

Sur la route de Saint-Tropez,
Mimosa Monsieur, mimosa Madame
Sur la route de Saint-Tropez,
De Saint-Tropez à La Ciotat,
Cueillez le mimosa,
Cueillez-le pour l’offrir aux dames.

On the way from St Tropez,
Mimosa Sir, Mimosa Ma’am,
On the way from St Tropez,
Cull mimosas round the bay,
Cull them closer to Marseille,
Offer the ladies this bouquet.

Translation: Copyright © Timothy Adès

This entry was posted in Poems and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.