Monday, January 19, 2015

Jean Ferrat - Louis Aragon - It's always the first time


Original Title: "C'est toujours la première fois"
Text: Louis Aragon
At last, at least I find you back
You who had never been
Anything else but absent like a young she-wolf
Or the sleeping water at the bottom of the moats
Escaping under the sun of summer

You can open your arms a hundred times for me
It's always the first time

Absent like a souvereign
Who is seen passing between two hedges
Oh you so close and so distant
As soon as love spins its wool
Between our fingers out of tune

You can open your arms a hundred times for me
It's always the first time

The hunger of you that is devouring me
Makes me bend knees and arms
I would not have enough amphorae
Nor words again and again
To put a low end to it

You can open your arms a hundred times for me
It's always the first time

The thirst of you by which I tremble
My lip forever parched
My love what do you think of it
Is it of living or not together
That will be able to quench my thirst of it

You can open your arms a hundred times for me
It's always the first time

Love of you by which I exist
Has no other reality
I am nothing else but a name on your list
A step that a wind on the floor
erases before it existed

You can open your arms a hundred times for me
It's always the first time

You can open your arms a hundred times for me
It's always the first time

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All poems written by Louis Aragon

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