Jacques Prévert: “Le Droit Chemin”

cliffs end farm

Le Droit Chemin

A chaque kilomètre
chaque année
des vieillards au front borné
indiquent aux enfants la route
d’un geste de ciment armé.

Jacques Prévert

The Straight and Narrow Road

At each mile
each year
old men with closed faces
point out the road to children
with gestures of reinforced concrete.

Translation by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Photo credit: Cliffs End Farm–Pit Burial by Wessex Archaeology

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~ by matt on 1 December 2007.

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