Jacques Prévert Poems

Jacques Prévert was a French poet and screenwriter. He published his first book in 1946. He wrote screenplays throughout his life, many of which are still popular today. His compilations of poetry include Paroles, Le Petit Lion, and Spectacle. 


by Jacques Prévert

‘Breakfast’ by Jacques Prévert considers a man’s actions and the speaker’s reactions. The latter is moved by the man’s simplest actions. 

He poured the coffee

Into the cup

He put the milk

Into the cup of coffee

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