Le Message

This is a poem by Jacques Prevert, a French poet ca. 1950. Found it in my grammar book of all places, and (though I HATE grammar) I thought it deserved a spotlight.

Le Message

La porte que quelqu’un a ouverte
La porte que quelqu’un a refermée
La chaise où quelqu’un s’est assis
Le chat que quelqu’un a caressé
Le fruit que quelqu’un a mordu
La lettre que quelqu’un a lue
La chaise que quelqu’un a renversée
La porte que quelqu’un a ouverte
La route où quelqu’un court encore
Le bois que quelqu’un traverse
La rivière où quelqu’un se jette
L’hôpital où quelqu’un est mort.

The Message

The door that someone opened
The door that someone closed
The chair on which someone sat
The cat that someone petted
The fruit that someone bit into
The letter that someone read
The chair that someone tipped over
The door that someone opened
The road that someone ran down
The woods that someone crossed
The river in which someone jumped
The hospital where someone died.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. slpmartin
    Jan 31, 2010 @ 23:44:05

    I have not read any of Preverts’ poems, but found this to be a wonderful story…thanks for the introduction to his poetry.

    Reply

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