Paul Eluard

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

‘You Rise the Water Unfolds’


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.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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