Guillaume Apollinaire: “Mirabeau Bridge”

Mirabeau Bridge

Under Mirabeau Bridge
There flows the Seine
And our love
Reminds me once again
That joy will always follow pain

Let the night ring its refrain
Days go by I will still remain

Hand in hand in opposite places
We watch while underneath
The bridge of our embraces
Weariness runs down our faces

Let the night ring its refrain
Days go by I will still remain

Love leaves just as the currents flow
Love leaves
As all of life moves slow
As hope deals out a violent blow

Let the night ring its refrain
Days go by I will still remain

The days and weeks go by in vain
But time can never pass
Nor can love come again
Under Mirabeau Bridge
Where flows the Seine

Let the night ring its refrain
Days go by I will still remain

Guillaume Apollinaire

Translated from French by Paul Weinfield, © 2015
Photo by Paul Almasy
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