Monsieur Louis Aragon

was born on that day in 1897 in Paris.

His poetry has been inspiring for me for many years.

Here is one of my absolute favorite:

Nous dormirons ensemble,

We will sleep together

Que ce soit dimanche ou lundi

Soir ou matin minuit midi

Dans l’enfer ou le paradis

Les amours aux amours ressemblent

C’était hier que je t’ai dit

Nous dormirons ensemble

C’était hier et c’est demain

Je n’ai plus que toi de chemin

J’ai mis mon cœur entre tes mains

Avec le tien comme il va l’amble

Tout ce qu’il y a de temps humain

Nous dormirons ensemble

Mon amour ce qui fut sera

Le ciel est sur nous comme un drap

J’ai refermé sur toi mes bras

Et tant je t’aime que j’en tremble

Aussi longtemps que tu voudras

Nous dormirons ensemble

~~~~~~~~~~~

Be it Sunday or Monday

Evening or morning midnight noon

In hell or paradise

Loves resemble to Loves

It was yesterday that I told you

We will sleep together

It was yesterday and it is now tomorrow

I no longer have any way forward but you

Into your hands I put my heart

With yours how it beats the amble

For all of human time

We will sleep together

My love what has been will be

The sky is upon us like a bedsheet

I wrapped my arms around you

And I love you as much as I tremble

For as long as you will desire

We will sleep together

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