Paul Eluard

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

To Marc Chagall


Donkey or cow, cockerel or horse
On to the skin of a violin
A singing man a single bird
An agile dancer with his wife

A couple drenched in their youth

The gold of the grass lead of the sky
Separated by azure flames
Of the health-giving dew
The blood glitters the heart rings

A couple the first reflection

And in a cellar of snow
The opulent vine draws
A face with lunar lips
That never slept at night.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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