Whores of my city
The whores of my city
were beautiful girls,
incoming queens from antiquity.
Berraka had its queen,
Semiramis, the courtesan of Babylon.
At the "Tomb of Bam" Helena was leading
and the Trojans were guarding her by night and day.
Each neighborhood had a queen
and its whore had to be beautiful.
When they were moving forward on the boulevard,
O Lord, how absolutely free they were!
From behind their backs some hisses or stones.
The boulevards boys
suddenly turned into fighters.
I was a kid when the whores reigned
and one day I heard at the door the ladies of my neighborhood
when Mereme burst into sighs:
Ladies, you should have the whores΄ good luck,
because for us honest women
no man has killed himself.
--tr. Laureta Petoshati
Prostitute in Paris -- Borda