Jacques Prevert

Happy birthday, Il-y-en-a Finît!

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That’s some love and I wish you that everybody would love you just as much. Also, pridi cai! And below is one of my favourite Jacques Prevert poems. Cin cin! Photo: MM, during first visit in July 2013

Prevert-poem

written by Jacques Prevert, illus. by Tarmasz, English translation in the previous post

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was searching for the English translation and this one will work, thank you

Jacques Prévert's Paroles in English

I put my helmet in the cage
and I left with the bird on my head
Hey
do we not salute anymore
demanded the sergeant
No
we don’t salute anymore
replied the bird
Oh I see
sorry I thought we were still saluting
said the sergeant
That’s okay everybody makes mistakes
said the bird.

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