Paul Eluard

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

Air Vif - Poem by Paul Eluard

I looked in front of me
In the crowd I saw you
Among the wheat I saw you
Beneath a tree I saw you

At the end of my journeys
In the depths of my torment
At the corner of every smile
Emerging from water and fire

Summer and winter I saw you
All through my house I saw you
In my arms I saw you
In my dreams I saw you

I will never leave you.


Comments about Air Vif by Paul Eluard

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (3/28/2017 6:04:00 AM)

    At the corner of every smile.... thanks for posting... (Report)Reply

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  • (3/28/2017 4:29:00 AM)

    a lovely poem of the total love of another? .............wonderfully written. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/28/2017 3:54:00 AM)

    Passionate and Romantic
    Beautifully flowing,
    Deeply Semantic (well formed)
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  • Rajnish Manga (3/28/2017 3:40:00 AM)

    The poem is a joy to read and has a mystic air from beginning to the end like you find in a Sufi writing. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/28/2017 3:08:00 AM)

    All through my house I saw you
    In my arms I saw you
    In my dreams I saw you

    I will never leave you....yes, one can't leave his nearer and dearer or his adorable God. This is a beautiful poem having philosophical ground. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (3/28/2017 2:23:00 AM)

    In my arms I saw you
    In my dreams I saw you

    I will never leave you........................................

    Dear poet lives yet so long to the heart of so many readers. Emotional, lucid but with childish sacredness the poem strings quiet soft melody.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/28/2017 1:56:00 AM)

    In front of me! Nice piece of work. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010



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