Monday, September 13, 2010

The Farewell

I plucked this sprig of heather
Autumn’s dead remember this
We’ll see each other no more on earth
Scent of time sprig of heather
And remember I await you


Apollinaire
translation © Jack Hayes 2010

2 comments:

  1. I do love the simplicity of this. It has a sense of foreboding, but a whiff of hope as well. thanks for sharing your marvelous translation, John.

    Kat

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