Paul Valery

(1871 - 1945 / Sete / France)

Paul Valery Poems

1. Les pas 1/1/2004
2. The Graveyard By The Sea 4/14/2010
3. The Steps 4/14/2010

The Steps

Your steps, children of my silence,
Holily, slowly placed,
Towards the bed of my vigilance
Proceed dumb and frozen.

Nobody pure, divine shade,
That they are soft, your steps selected!
Gods!… all the gifts which I guess
Come to me on these naked feet!

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