Cécile Nolan – Demain dès l’aube

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Cécile Nolan – Bachelor in Communications Student. IE University.

Reading:

Demain dès l’aube by Victor Hugo from book Les Contemplations, 1856.

Tomorrow, at dawn, the moment the countryside is whitened,
I will leave. You see, I know that you’re waiting for me.
I will go through the forest, I will go across the mountains.
I cannot stay far from you any longer.
I will trudge on, my eyes fixed on my thoughts,
Without paying attention to my surroundings, without hearing a single sound,
Alone, unknown, back bent, hands crossed,
Sad, and the day for me will be like the night.
I will not look upon the gold of nightfall,
Nor the sails from afar that descend on Harfleur,
And when I arrive, I will place on your grave
A bouquet of green holly and heather in bloom.

 

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