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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  • Tom Allport (3/28/2017 4:29:00 AM)


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

  • (3/28/2017 3:54:00 AM)


    Passionate and Romantic
    Beautifully flowing,
    Deeply Semantic (well formed)
    (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • 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.
    (Report) Reply

  • 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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