by Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki (1880 - 1918), as Guillaume Apollinaire
Translation © possibly by Samuel Barclay Beckett (1906 - 1989)

Le départ
Language: French (Français) 
Et leurs visages étaient pâles
Et leurs sanglots s’étaient brisés

Comme la neige aux purs pétales
Ou bien tes mains sur mes baisers
Tombaient les feuilles automnales

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The Departure
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
And their faces grew pale
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