I Said It To You (Paul Éluard)

I Said It To You (Paul Éluard)

I said it to you for the clouds

I said it to you for the tree of the sea

For each wave for the birds in the leaves

For the pebbles of sound

For familiar hands

For the eye that becomes landscape or face

And sleep returns it the heaven of its colour

For all that night drank

For the network of roads

For the open window for a bare forehead

I said it to you for your thoughts for your words

Every caress every trust survives.

 

 

 

 

Paul Éluard
Translated by A. S. Kline



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