Robert Desnos

(1900 - 1945 / Paris)

Poems of Robert Desnos

1. Cascade 1/3/2003
2. Dove in the Arch 1/3/2003
3. Ebony Life 1/3/2003
4. Epitaph 1/3/2003
5. Fairy Tale 1/3/2003
6. I Have Dreamed of You so Much 1/3/2003
7. Identity of Images (Identité des images) 1/20/2003
8. If You Only Knew 1/3/2003
9. Long Long Ago 1/3/2003
10. Lying Down 1/3/2003
11. Sky Song 1/3/2003
12. Sleep Spaces 1/3/2003
13. The Ring of Stars 1/3/2003
14. The Voice of Robert Desnos 1/20/2003
15. Under Cover of Night 1/3/2003

Epitaph

I lived in those times. For a thousand years
I have been dead. Not fallen, but hunted;
When all human decency was imprisoned,
I was free amongst the masked slaves.

I lived in those times, yet I was free.
I watched the river, the earth, the sky,
Turning around me, keeping their balance,
The seasons provided their birds and their honey.

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