Paul Eluard

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

‘you Rise The Water Unfolds’ - Poem by Paul Eluard

You rise the water unfolds
You sleep the water flowers

You are water ploughed from its depths
You are earth that takes root
And in which all is grounded

You make bubbles of silence in the desert of sound
You sing nocturnal hymns on the arcs of the rainbow
You are everywhere you abolish the roads

You sacrifice time
To the eternal youth of an exact flame
That veils Nature to reproduce her

Woman you show the world a body forever the same
Yours

You are its likeness.


Comments about ‘you Rise The Water Unfolds’ by Paul Eluard

  • Gold Star - 29,522 Points Fabrizio Frosini (6/17/2015 7:43:00 AM)

    another translation:

    As You Rise

    As you rise waters unfold
    As you lie down the waters spread

    You are the water led from its depths
    You are the earth taking root
    On which all things are built

    You shape globes of silence in the desert of sounds
    You sing nightly hymns on the ropes of rainbow
    You are everywhere you annul all roads

    You sacrifice time
    To the eternal youth of the exact flame
    Veiling nature reproducing it

    Woman you give birth to a body always the same
    Your own

    You are resemblance. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010



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