Friday, August 29, 2014

Serge Reggiani - The absence


Original Title: "L'absence"

It's a shutter beating
It's a a light tear
On the sheet where recently
You laid your arm
While downstairs
The street talks alone
Someone is selling mandarins
A marine blue lady
Takes her goddaughter for a walk
The absence, here it is

The absence
Of a child, of a love
The absence is the same
When we have said "I love you"
One day...
The silence is the same

It's a night falling
It's a poetry as well
Where the doves were passing
One night of jealousy
A book is open
You touched that page
You cracked that glass
When you got back from a long trip
The luggages are remaining
The absence, here it is

The absence
Of a child, of a love
The absence is the same
When we have said "I love you"
One day...
The silence is the same

It's a shutter beating
It's, on a calendar, the cross
Of an old date
Where we were saying you to one another
The vases are empty
Where we would have put the bouquets
And the miror is getting wrinkles
Where the past is on the lookout
I hear one footstep
The absence, here it is

The absence
Of a child, of a love
The absence is the same
When we have said "I love you"
One day...
The silence is the same

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