Pierre Reverdy

(1889-1960 / France)

Pierre Reverdy Poems

1. For The Moment 1/13/2003

Comments about Pierre Reverdy

  • Marcy Jarvis (7/20/2005 11:57:00 AM)

    The thing I most love about Pierre Reverdy is that I found him when Frank O'Hara tucked one of his poems into a pocket.

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Best Poem of Pierre Reverdy

For The Moment

Life is simple and gay
The bright sun rings with a quiet sound
The sound of the bells has quieted
This morning the light hits it all
The footlights of my head are lit again
And the room I live in is finally bright

Just one beam is enough
Just one burst of laughter
My joy that shakes the house
Restrains those wanting to die
By the notes of its song

I sing off-key
Ah it's funny
My mouth open to every breeze
Spews mad notes everywhere
That emerge I don't know how
To fly toward other ears

Listen I'm not crazy
I ...

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