Paul Eluard

(14 December 1895 – 18 November 1952 / Saint Denis / Paris)

Curfew Poem by Paul Eluard


What else could we do, for the doors were guarded,
What else could we do, for they had imprisoned us,
What else could we do, for the streets were forbidden us,
What else could we do, for the town was asleep?
What else could we do, for she hungered and thirsted,
What else could we do, for we were defenceless,
What else could we do, for night had descended,
What else could we do, for we were in love?

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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