Jules Supervielle

(1884 - 1960 / Uruguay)

Jules Supervielle Poems

1. Homage To Life 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Jules Supervielle

Homage To Life

It’s good to have chosen
A living home
And housed time
In a ceaseless heart
And seen my hands
Alight on the world,
As on an apple
In a little garden,
To have loved the earth,
The moon and the sun
Like old friends
Who have no equals,
And to have committed
The world to memory
Like a bright horseman
To his black steed,
To have given a face
To these words — woman, children,
And to have been a shore
For the wandering continents
And to have come upon the soul
With tiny strokes of the oars,
For it is scared away ...

Read the full of Homage To Life
[Hata Bildir]