Guillaume Apollinaire

(26 August 1880 – 9 November 1918 / Rome)

Mirabeau Bridge - Poem by Guillaume Apollinaire

Under Mirabeau Bridge the river slips away
And lovers
Must I be reminded
Joy came always after pain

The night is a clock chiming
The days go by not I

We're face to face and hand in hand
While under the bridges
Of embrace expire
Eternal tired tidal eyes

The night is a clock chiming
The days go by not I

Love elapses like the river
Love goes by
Poor life is indolent
And expectation always violent

The night is a clock chiming
The days go by not I

The days and equally the weeks elapse
The past remains the past
Love remains lost
Under Mirabeau Bridge the river slips away

The night is a clock chiming
The days go by not I


Comments about Mirabeau Bridge by Guillaume Apollinaire

  • (7/26/2008 8:01:00 AM)


    This site is missing Apollinaire's best poems... and, by that, I mean the likes of Onirocritique, excellent prose poetry that went unnoticed. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 11, 2012


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