Friday, January 10, 2014

Pia Colombo - Maurice Fanon - An evening of May


Original Title: "Un soir de mai"
Text: Maurice Fanon

I remember
An evening of May
Not very long
That I had put
My slippers in yours
And your bed in mine

An evening of May
Already in bed
Done loving
And in your arms
Like a wet blade of grass
I was swinging

Two men
Entered in the bedroom
Two men
The hat askew
Two men
Without knocking, they entered
The boot first
The police and its clerk
Two men
I think they hit you

And on my lips
The last kiss
That you gave me
Without kissing me
Handcuffs around the hands
and the eyes in mine
And in my heart
That smile in tears
That you had
When they took you away
Like a wet flag
that was swaying

Gentlemen
Joined in
Gentlemen
the funny look
Gentlemen
The robe and the rapier
The cross and the benner
The sentence and its clerk
Gentlemen
I think they killed you

If you come back from it
O, I promise you
I will make you
a very beautiful evening of May
My slippers in yours
And your bed in mine

An evening of May
Already in bed
Done loving
And in your arms
Like a wet blade of grass
I was swinging

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