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Apollinaire, Guillaume: The Sign (Signe in English)

Portre of Apollinaire, Guillaume

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Signe (French)

Je suis soumis au Chef du Signe de l'Automne

Partant j'aime les fruits je déteste les fleurs

Je regrette chacun des baisers que je donne

Tel un noyer gaulé dit au vent ses douleurs


Mon Automne éternelle ô ma saison mentale

Les mains des amantes d'antan jonchent ton sol

Une épouse me suit c'est mon ombre fatale

Les colombes ce soir prennent leur dernier vol

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The Sign (English)

I am bound to the King of the Sign of Autumn

Parting I love the fruits I detest the flowers

I regret every one of the kisses that I’ve given

Such a bitter walnut tells his grief to the showers


My Autumn eternal O my spiritual season

The hands of lost lovers juggle with your sun

A spouse follows me it’s my fatal shadow

The doves take flight this evening their last one

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