Guillaume Apollinaire

(26 August 1880 – 9 November 1918 / Rome)

Clotilde - Poem by Guillaume Apollinaire

The anemone and flower that weeps
have grown in the garden plain
where Melancholy sleeps
between Amor and Disdain
There our shadows linger too
that the midnight will disperse
the sun that makes them dark to view
will with them in dark immerse
The deities of living dew
Let their hair flow down entire
It must be that you pursue
That lovely shadow you desire

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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