Blink of Words

Les enfants qui s’aiment 

Les enfants qui s’aiment s’embrassent debout
Contre les portes de la nuit
Et les passants qui passent les désignent du doigt

Mais les enfants qui s’aiment
Ne sont là pour personne
Et c’est seulement leur ombre
Qui tremble dans la nuit
Excitant la rage des passants
Leur rage leur mépris leurs rires et leur envie

Les enfants qui s’aiment ne sont là pour personne
Ils sont ailleurs bien plus loin que la nuit
Bien plus haut que le jour
Dans l’éblouissante clarté de leur premier amour

tumblr_m8exmfmvbB1ro74x3o1_500 Leonid Afremov

The guys who are in love

The guys who are in love are kissing in the foot
against the gates of the night
and passers-by who pass mark them in finger

but the guys who are in love
there are none for
and it is only their shadow
that trembles in the night
stimulating the anger of passers-by
their anger their scorn and laughter their envy

The guys who are in love there are no
elsewhere they are much farther away the night
much higher up the day
In the dazzling light of their first love

tumblr_mgk7r0uqn51ro74x3o5_1280 Leonid Afremov

I ragazzi che si amano

I ragazzi che si amano si baciano in piedi
contro le porte della notte
e i passanti che passano li segnano a dito

ma i ragazzi che si amano
non ci sono per nessuno
ed è la loro ombra soltanto
che trema nella notte
stimolando la rabbia dei passanti
la loro rabbia il loro disprezzo le risa la loro invidia

I ragazzi che si amano non ci sono per nessuno
essi sono altrove molto più lontano della notte
molto più in alto del giorno
nell’abbagliante splendore del loro primo amore.

(Jacques Prévert)

(Images: Leonid Afremov)

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