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Author: DESNOS, ROBERT
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Desnos, Robert    Poet's Biography
60 poems available by this author


APPARITION    Poem Text    
First Line: Born from mud, sprung heavenwards
Last Line: An immense bouquet of red roses
Subject(s): Surrealism; Mud; Sleep


ARBITRARY FATE    Poem Text    
First Line: The time of the crusades is coming
Last Line: We will brighten with lights unknown up to now
Subject(s): Surrealism; Dreams


ARS POETICA    Poem Text    
First Line: Across the snout
Last Line: I am the verse witness of my master's breath
Subject(s): Surrealism; World War Ii; Poetry & Ports; Second World War


AT DAYBREAK    Poem Text    
First Line: Will the schist brighten the white night of cork?
Last Line: Not far from here a grass is drying by the roadside
Subject(s): Surrealism


AWAKENINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: It's strange how you wake sometimes in the middle of the night in the middle of sleep someone has kn
Last Line: I'll never know how do you recognize yoursel
Subject(s): Surrealism


BUT I WAS NOT UNDERSTOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: What corolla have you hidden your thumbs in
Last Line: But wipe your hands before praying
Subject(s): Surrealism


CASCADE    Poem Text    
First Line: What sort of arrow split the sky and this rock
Last Line: Sign of the return of archers and patriotic songs
Subject(s): Surrealism


DOOR TO THE SECOND INFINITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The inkwell periscope lies in wait around the bend
Last Line: With a direct line / to fear
Subject(s): Surrealism; Death; Identity; Poetry & Poets


DOVE IN THE ARCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Cursed!/be the father of the bride


EBONY LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: A frightening stillness will mark that day
Last Line: And that the voice would look kindly on me
Subject(s): Surrealism


EPITAPH    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: I lived in those times. For a thousand years / I have been dead
Last Line: The seasons provided their birds ancd their honey
Subject(s): Surrealism


FAIRY TALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Many times upon a time


FATE    Poem Text    
First Line: I've wished for your death and nothing can keep it from coming prematurely
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


FEAST OF CORPUS DIABOLI    Poem Text    
First Line: The last droplet of wine catches fire in the bottom of the glass
Last Line: Contemplate this solitary couple dancing
Subject(s): Surrealism; Dancing & Dancers


FROM THE MARBLE ROSE TO THE IRON ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: The huge white marble rose was alone on the empty square
Last Line: The iron rose
Subject(s): Surrealism


GOOD DAY GOOD EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: It's night be the flame


I'VE DREAMED OF YOU SO MUCH    Poem Text    
First Line: I've dreamed of you so much you're losing your reality
Last Line: The hair, the teeth, the eyes
Subject(s): Surrealism


IDEAL MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: I was delayed that afternoon because I had brushed the teeth of a pretty animal that I'm patiently t


IDENTY OF IMAGES    Poem Text    
First Line: I fight furiously with animals and bottles
Last Line: Sonorous coal coal pitiless coal
Subject(s): Surrealism


IF YOU ONLY KNEW    Poem Text    
First Line: Far from me and like the stars, the sea
Last Line: If you knew
Subject(s): Surrealism


IN LONG AGO    Poem Text    
First Line: In long ago I passed by the castle of leaves
Last Line: In long ago you loved me
Subject(s): Surrealism; Love; Past


LETTER TO YOUKI    Poem Text    
First Line: My love
Last Line: I've got another science I can confuse him with
Subject(s): France; Love; World War Ii; Second World War


LITERATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Today I'd like to write beautiful verses
Last Line: I've got another science I can confuse him with
Subject(s): Surrealism; Poetry & Poets


LONG LONG AGO    Poem Text    
First Line: Long long ago I went through the castle of leaves
Last Line: Long long ago you loved me
Subject(s): Surrealism


LYING DOWN       
First Line: On my right, the sky, on my left, the sea
Subject(s): Surrealism


MID-WAY    Poem Text    
First Line: There's a precise moment in time
Last Line: And what better could he do?
Subject(s): Surrealism; Middle Age


MOBIUS STRIP    Poem Text    
First Line: The track I'm running on


MOUTH-SHAPED HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: Her coat was dragging like a sinking sun
Last Line: And knives pierce me with the sharpness of your looks
Subject(s): Surrealism


MY SIREN    Poem Text    
First Line: My siren is blue as the veins where she swims


NEVER ANYONE BUT YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: Never anyone but you despite stars and loneliness
Last Line: And you never anyone but you
Subject(s): Surrealism; Past; Love


NIGHT SUICIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: On the zinc bar of this little cafe the glass is shining
Last Line: The little girl goes to school reciting her lesson
Subject(s): Surrealism


NIGHTFALL    Poem Text    
First Line: You can leave when you want to
Last Line: Nerve in the passionate lamp extinquished at the end of day / I sleep
Subject(s): Surrealism; Sleep


NO, LOVE IS NOT DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: No, love is not dead in this heart these eyes and this mouth
Last Line: On this vile earth for nothing but his love of you.
Subject(s): Surrealism


NOW IT'S NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: You'll go away when you want to
Last Line: I am sleeping
Subject(s): Surrealism; Sleep


OBSESSION    Poem Text    
First Line: I bring you a bit of seaweed which was tangled
Last Line: But your neatly fixed hair has the shape of a hand
Subject(s): Surrealism; Hair


OF THE FLOWER OF LOVE AND THE WANDERING HORSES    Poem Text    
First Line: In the forest lived a giant flower that risked killing
Last Line: The wandering horses
Subject(s): Surrealism; Horses; Flowers; Trees; Love


ONLY ONE THING ON HIS MIND    Poem Text    
First Line: I'd spun it out that morning
Last Line: They mill in sempiternal eternity
Subject(s): Surrealism


PARABOLA    Poem Text    
First Line: Parabola my nurse..


SHADOWS! OH SHADOWS!!    Poem Text    
First Line: Frightened sycamore famous division of time flower of animal silence
Last Line: Your eyes your lovely eyes devour the obscurity of silence and forgetting
Subject(s): Surrealism


SKY SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: The flower of the alps told the seashell: 'you're shining'
Last Line: I said: she's beautiful, so beautiful, she moves me
Subject(s): Surrealism; Beauty


SLEEP SPACES    Poem Text    
First Line: In the night there are of course the seven wonders
Last Line: In the daylight too
Subject(s): Surrealism; Sleep


SORROWS OF LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: O sorrows of love!
Last Line: Her hair, her teeth, her eyes
Subject(s): Love


SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: You, rrose selavy, wander out of reach
Last Line: The moment the sun will break the bushes into flower
Subject(s): Surrealism; Roses; Death; Dancing & Dancers


SUMMER DUSK       
First Line: Summer dusk bathed in rose mist
Subject(s): Surrealism


TALE OF A BEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: A bear made her way into the city
Last Line: She was even jostled
Subject(s): Surrealism


THE GREAT DAYS OF THE POET    Poem Text    
First Line: The disciples of light never invented anything but
Last Line: Because you never know
Subject(s): Surrealism


THE POET€™S GREAT DAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: The disciples of light have never invented anything but a not very opaque darkness


THE RING OF STARS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: In order to make a star with five branches


THE SECRET BOOK FOR YOKI    Poem Text    
First Line: With the dawn of a day, a throw of the dice


THE VOICE OF ROBERT DESNOS    Poem Text    
First Line: So like a flower and a current of air
Last Line: The one I love does not answer
Subject(s): Surrealism


THE WIND AT NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: On oceanic oceans the sunk sink
Last Line: But where is heaven on earth
Subject(s): Surrealism


TO MAX MORISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Chicago/the trams make a noise light doughnut batter
Subject(s): Chicago


TOMORROW    Poem Text    
First Line: A hundred thousand years old, I would still have the strength
Last Line: Which will prove that at last we are living in the present
Subject(s): Surrealism; Time; Patience


TOUR OF THE TOMB    Poem Text    
First Line: By loving so much, I lost myself in the sea. And what a sea!
Last Line: Against my love
Subject(s): Surrealism


TRANCE EVENT    Poem Text    
First Line: (desnos, spontaneously writing): the tower
Last Line: Because you never know
Subject(s): Surrealism


UNDER COVER OF NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: To slip into your shadow under cover of night
Last Line: I knew it all along
Subject(s): Surrealism


VERSE ON THE PORTES SAINT-MARTIN AND SAINT-DENIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Porte saint-martin, porte saint-denis
Last Line: In bright sunshine, on a beautiful morning
Subject(s): Surrealism; Paris


WITH HEART OF OAK    Poem Text    
First Line: With the tender and hard woods of these trees, with heart of oak
Last Line: With oaken heart and birchbark
Subject(s): Surrealism; Trees


WORDS FROM THE ROCKS    Poem Text    
First Line: The azure queen and the madman of the void go by in a cab
Last Line: Without even broken bottles
Subject(s): Surrealism


YOU TAKE THE FIRST STREET TO THE RIGHT    Poem Text    
Last Line: And your droning isolation from the rest of the world
Subject(s): Surrealism; Solitude; Alienation (Social Psychology)