by Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki (1880 - 1918), as Guillaume Apollinaire
Translation © by Faith J. Cormier

L'adieu
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER HUN
J'ai cueilli ce brin de bruyère
L'automne est morte souviens-t'en 
Nous ne nous verrons plus sur terre
Odeur du temps brin de bruyère
Et souviens-toi que je t'attends

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  • ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "Farewell", copyright © 1999, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Abschied", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , "Agyő", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 5
Word count: 28

Farewell
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
I picked this sprig of heather.
Autumn is dead - remember.
We will never see each other again on this earth.
Odor of time, sprig of heather,
and remember that I am waiting for you.

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  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 1999 by Faith J. Cormier, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 5
Word count: 35