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Dernier poème

Poulenc (1956)

J'ai rêvé tellement fort de toi,
J'ai tellement marché, tellement parlé,
Tellement aimé ton ombre,
Qu'il ne me reste plus rien de toi.
Il me reste d'être l'ombre parmi les ombres
D'être cent fois plus ombre que l'ombre
D'être l'ombre qui viendra et reviendra
dans ta vie ensoleillée.

Robert Desnos

Last poem


I have dreamed so strongly of you,
I have walked so much, talked so much,
loved your shadow so much,
that I have nothing left of you.
All I have left is to be the shadow among the shadows
to be a hundred times more shadow than shadow
to be the shadow which will come and come again
into your sun-filled life.

© translated by Christopher Goldsack

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