Jacques Prevert

(4 February 1900 – 11 April 1977 / Neuilly-sur-Seine)

Paris At Night Poem by Jacques Prevert


Trois allumettes une à une allumées dans la nuit
La premiére pour voir ton visage tout entier
La seconde pour voir tes yeux
La dernière pour voir ta bouche
Et l'obscuritè tout entière pour me rappeler tout cela
En te serrant dans mes bras.

(translation:
Three matches one by one struck in the night
The first to see your face in its entirety
The second to see your eyes
The last to see your mouth
And the darkness all around to remind me of all these
As I hold you in my arms.)

Submitted: Thursday, May 11, 2006

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