she will never let me sleep

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The Lover
Paul Éluard
She stands on my eyelids
And her hair is in mine,
She has the shape of my hands,
She has the color of my eyes,
She is swallowed by my shadow
Like a stone against the sky.

Her eyes are always open,
And she will never let me sleep.
Her dreams in broad daylight
Make the suns evaporate,
Make me laugh, cry, and laugh,
Speak when having nothing to say.

Original

L’amoureuse
Elle est debout sur mes paupières
Et ses cheveux sont dans les miens,
Elle a la forme de mes mains,
Elle a la couleur de mes yeux,
Elle s’engloutit dans mon ombre
Comme une pierre sur le ciel.

Elle a toujours les yeux ouverts
Et ne me laisse pas dormir.
Ses rêves en pleine lumière
Font s’évaporer les soleils
Me font rire, pleurer et rire,
Parler sans avoir rien à dire.

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