Treasure Island

Paul Valery

(1871 - 1945 / Sete / France)

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  • Rosemary Rivera (5/26/2005 11:19:00 AM)

    can you send me more paul valery poems? I love them. He has a way of looking into the world that i love.

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The Graveyard By The Sea

This quiet roof, where dove-sails saunter by,
Between the pines, the tombs, throbs visibly.
Impartial noon patterns the sea in flame --
That sea forever starting and re-starting.
When thought has had its hour, oh how rewarding
Are the long vistas of celestial calm!
What grace of light, what pure toil goes to form
The manifold diamond of the elusive foam!
What peace I feel begotten at that source!

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