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Once in a while
joy throws little stones at my window
it wants to let me know that it’s waiting for me
but today I’m calm
I’d almost say even-tempered
I’m going to keep anxiety locked up
and then lie flat on my back
which is an elegant and comfortable position
for receiving and believing news

who knows where I’ll be next
or when my story will be taken into account
who knows what advice I still might come up with
and what easy way out I’ll take not to follow it

don’t worry, I won’t gamble with an eviction
I won’t tattoo remembering with forgetting
there are many things left to say and suppress
and many grapes left to fill our mouths

don’t worry, I’m convinced
joy doesn’t need to throw any more little stones
I’m coming
I’m coming.

Mario Benedetti

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With time
With time, everything goes away
We forget the face and the voice,
when the heart beats no more,
It’s not worth searching further,
you must let things be and that’s fine

With time…
With time, everything goes away
The other one we adored,
whom we sought in the rain
The other one we read with just a glance
between the words, between the lines,
and under the idsuise
of a painted promise which falls asleep,
with time, everything disappears

With time…
With time, everything goes away
even the dearest memories, even your chatter
at the gallery, as I rummaged
in the dying light, Saturday evening
when tenderness departed alone

With time…
With time, everything goes away
The other we gave fresh air and jewels,
from whom we’d sell our soul for pennies
Begind whom one trailed like a dog.
With time, everything goes well.

With time…
With time, everything goes away
we forget the passion and the voices
Which whisper the words of the poor
“Don’t come back too late;
above all don’t catch cold”

With time…
With time, everything goes away
We feel weary like an exhausted horse
And we feel frozen into a perilous bed
And we feel perhaps alone but carefree
and we feel cheated by the lost years

So, truly,
With time one loves no more.

léo ferré – avec le temps

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