For You, My Love

jacques prevert

(from the French of Jacques Prévert)

I went to the wild bird market
And I bought some birds
For you
my love

I went to the flower market
And I bought some flowers
For you
my love

I went to the hardware market
And I bought some chains
For you
my love

And then I went to the slave market
And I looked for you
But I didn’t find you
my love.

Translation © James Munro

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