Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau

Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines
Jean Cocteau
Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines
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Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Cocteau is best known for his novel Les Enfants terribles (1929), and the films Blood of a Poet (1930), Les Parents terribles (1948), Beauty and the Beast (1946), and Orpheus (1949). His circle of associates, friends and lovers in ...
Popular Poems
1.
Preamble (A Rough Draft For An Ars Poetica)
...Preamble

A rough draft
for an ars poetica
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2.
L'Ange Heurtebise (Translated In English)
I

Angel Heurtebise on the steps
Beats me with his wings
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3.
Awakening
Grave mouths of lions
Sinuous smiling of young crocodiles
Along the river's water conveying millions
Isles of spice
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4.
Sobre Las Olas (On The Waves)
The boys in striped knitware
make the waves sprout--is it a storm?
Everything coos and the bathing girl
consults the mirror of the skies
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5.
Soft Caramel
Take a young girl.
Fill her with ice and gin
shake it all up to make it androgynous
And return her to her family
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
Art is science made clear.
11 November 2014
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
11 November 2014
The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
11 November 2014
Poetry is indispensable—if I only knew what for.
11 November 2014
The Louvre is a morgue; you go there to identify your friends.

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