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Author: CESAIRE, AIME
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Cesaire, Aime    Poet's Biography
49 poems available by this author


A CONVERSATION WITH MONICA WILSON    Poem Text    
First Line: You sayer / what is there to say
Last Line: Stake out settlements in the upper network of death
Subject(s): Conversation; Death


A DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: To amuse myself
Last Line: From the muzzle of an oblivious volcano
Subject(s): Life Choices


A FREEDOM IN PASSAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The jolly roger flapping in the ever barbary wind
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)


ALGAE    Poem Text    
First Line: The resurgence takes place here
Last Line: Takes place / laminarium alga
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)


ANNONCIADES    Poem Text    
First Line: The good news will have been brought to me through the
Last Line: An irreducible memory 
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)


AT THE LOCKS OF THE VOID    Poem Text    
First Line: In the foreground and in longitudinal flight a dried-up brook


BANAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Only the laboror's sledge of torpor or maneuver
Last Line: Stuck as I am with inventing each water hole
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers


BUCOLIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Then very gently the earth grows a mane
Last Line: Cities into the sea.
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)


CONSPIRACY    Poem Text    
First Line: For them the stones were without marrow a snail-prison
Last Line: All the solar heaters rolled and weaver birds
Subject(s): Conspiracy; Negritude (Literary Movement)


CRACKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Rthe dark spelling establishes his law
Last Line: Crevasse I have tried
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)


DEBRIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Thoughts debris of shelters
Last Line: With a little bit of dubious resentment
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Ancestors & Ancestry


DON'T BE TAKEN IN    Poem Text    
First Line: That sap does not stray onto the wrong trails
Last Line: Of a man's day
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)


EPACTS    Poem Text    
First Line: With a limp gesture the hill sprinkled with dust over
Last Line: I've always rejected the pact of this lagoonal calendar
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Colonialism


EX-VOTO FOR A SHIPWRECK    Poem Text    
First Line: Hele hele the king is a great king
Subject(s): Disasters; Shipwrecks


FLINT WARRIOR THROUGH ALL WORDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Disorder organizes itself into an appraiser of hills
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)


FORFEITURE    Poem Text    
First Line: As soon as I press the little pawl that I have under my tongue at a


HAVE NO MERCY    Poem Text    
First Line: Smoke swamp / the rupestral images of the unknown
Last Line: Like a viper born from the blond force of respendrnce
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Swamps


HEARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Memory honoring the landscape
Last Line: In the palms of an autumn
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Memory


HORSE; FOR PIERRE LOEB    Poem Text    
First Line: My horse falters against skulls
Last Line: The chlorophyllous dough of t horses;he vast ravens of the future
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Horses


I GUIDED THE LONG TRANSHUMANCE OF THE HERD    Poem Text    
First Line: To walk across the slumbers of cyclones that carry
Last Line: The flambe belly of receding fair weather
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Walking


IBIS-ANUBIS    Poem Text    
First Line: A few traces of erosion
Last Line: Under the incomprehensible alphabets of ther moment
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Memory


IN ORDER TO SPEAK    Poem Text    
First Line: In order to revitalize the roaring of phosphenes
Last Line: To the point of firevomiting / its mouth
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Speech; Anger


INCONGRUOUS BUILDERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Too bad if the forests wilts into pereskia stalks
Last Line: Around a few ghosts more real than they appear / incongruous builders
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Environmental Abuse; Buildings & Builders


INTERNUNCIO    Poem Text    
First Line: Off and on I lose it for weeks
Last Line: And of my own blood a firefly among fireflies
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Language


INVENTORY OF REEFS    Poem Text    
First Line: So comely / so comely / caribbees
Last Line: Adieu aviary / cagelings adieu
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Birds


JUSTICE LISTENS AT THE GATES OF BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: A flight / pauses in the tree ferns
Last Line: Indeed above everything
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Courts & Courtiers; Disasters; Beauty


LAGOONAL CALENDAR    Poem Text    
First Line: I inhabit a sacred wound
Last Line: Even if it changes with beauty my words
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)


LEON G. DAMAS SOMBER FIRE ALWAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Promises that burst into tiny missiles
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Damas, Leon G. (1912-1978)


LINK OF THE CHAIN GANG    Poem Text    
First Line: With bits of string
Last Line: To build thee
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)


NEW KINDNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: To deliver the world to assassins of dawn is out of the
Last Line: A new kindness is ceaselessly growing on the horizon
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)


NIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: The nights over here are not worth writing home about
Last Line: That the temeritous day annouces its own birth
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Night


NOTEBOOK OF A RETURN TO THE NATIVE LAND, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: I would rediscover the secret of great communications
Last Line: Understand me would not understand the roaring of the tiger either
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)


NOTEBOOK OF A RETURN TO THE NATIVE LAND, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: At the end of daybreak
Subject(s): Family Life; Negritude (Literary Movement); Relatives


ON THE ISLANDS OF ALL WINDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Lands which leap very high
Last Line: That finally exulting in the wounded kine of the stars
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Islands


PATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Let us take up again
Last Line: Depending on the stubbornness to ripen
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Slavery


PROPHECY    Poem Text    
First Line: There where adventure stays clear-sighted
Last Line: Where the agile wonder leanes no stone or fire unturned
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)


RIVERS ARE NOT IMPASSIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Same brawl / this big scar on my belly
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Blood; Rivers


SENTENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: And why not the hedge of geysers the obelisk of hours
Last Line: Appearance salavated from my mug of sphinx muzzle unmuzzled since nothingness
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)


SERPENT SUN EYE BEWITCHING MY EYE    Poem Text    
First Line: Serpent sun eye bewitching my eye
Last Line: The sugar in the word barzil deep in the marsh
Subject(s): Sun


SOLVITUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Without this anger it is clear
Last Line: No. / solvitur
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Anger


SONG OF THE SEA HORSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tiny horse escaped from time
Last Line: Unerring in the wind the salt and the wrack
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Sea Horses


TESTING    Poem Text    
First Line: The flint hunters / the obsidian assayers
Last Line: And most ignominiously
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Language


THE STRENGTH TO FACE TOMORROW    Poem Text    
First Line: The kisses of meteorites
Last Line: The strength to face tomorrow
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)


THE WOMAN AND THE FLAME    Poem Text    
First Line: A bit of light that descends the springhead of a gaze
Subject(s): Weather


THIS APPEAL-PROHIBITED BLOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Always, less lively than beautiful, the air , save for this breath
Last Line: Earth, self-conscious, clipped, reduced, in breach of fauna
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)


TO THE SERPENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I have had occasion in the bewilderment of cities to search for the


TONGUE FASHION    Poem Text    
First Line: Keystone / hieroglyphs / forget the abolished constellation
Last Line: The sacred territory reluctantly conceded by the leaves
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)


TYPICAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Incidents along the way
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement); Danger; Insects; Travel


WIFREDO LAM    Poem Text    
First Line: To report: nothing less than
Last Line: And the law of your name
Subject(s): Negritude (Literary Movement)