Robert Desnos

(1900 - 1945 / Paris)

Robert Desnos Poems

1. No, Love Is Not Dead 4/21/2015
2. Ebony Life 1/3/2003
3. Dove In The Arch 1/3/2003
4. Long Long Ago 1/3/2003
5. Sleep Spaces 1/3/2003
6. Lying Down 1/3/2003
7. Cascade 1/3/2003
8. The Voice Of Robert Desnos 1/20/2003
9. Under Cover Of Night 1/3/2003
10. The Ring Of Stars 1/3/2003
11. Sky Song 1/3/2003
12. Identity Of Images (IdentitÉ Des Images) 1/20/2003
13. Fairy Tale 1/3/2003
14. Epitaph 1/3/2003
15. If You Only Knew 1/3/2003
16. I Have Dreamed Of You So Much 1/3/2003

Comments about Robert Desnos

  • Berk Gedikoglu (8/23/2012 2:55:00 AM)

    robert desnos was one of the most talented poets to ever live, its shocking that he recieved such a low rating.

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  • Timothy Ades (9/2/2011 3:32:00 AM)

    Robert Desnos 1900-1945 is the most exciting French poet of the 20th century. Translators have hardly done him justice. With luck, much more of his wonderful achievement will be available in English before too long.

Best Poem of Robert Desnos

I Have Dreamed Of You So Much

I have dreamed of you so much that you are no longer real.
Is there still time for me to reach your breathing body, to kiss your mouth and make
your dear voice come alive again?

I have dreamed of you so much that my arms, grown used to being crossed on my
chest as I hugged your shadow, would perhaps not bend to the shape of your body.
For faced with the real form of what has haunted me and governed me for so many
days and years, I would surely become a shadow.

O scales of feeling.

I have dreamed of you so much that surely there is no more time for me to ...

Read the full of I Have Dreamed Of You So Much


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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