René Char

(1907 - 1988 / France)

René Char Poems

1. The Lords Of Maussane 1/3/2003
2. Forehead Of The Rose 1/3/2003
3. To... 1/3/2003
Best Poem of René Char

To...

You have been my love for so many years,
My giddiness before so much waiting,
Which nothing can age or cool;
Even that which awaited our death,
Or slowly learned how to fight us,
Even that which is strange to us,
Both my eclipses and my returns.

Closed like a box-wood shutter,
An extreme and compact chance
Is our chain, our mountain-range,
Our compressing splendor and glow.

I say chance, O my hammered one;
Either of us can receive
The mysterious part of the other
While keeping its secret unshed;
And the pain that comes from ...

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