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Desnos, Robert    Poet's Biography
240 poems available by this author


10-JUN-36       
First Line: At the bend in the road
Last Line: Life is beautiful and the air is good
Subject(s): Surrealism


ABOUT ONESELF       
First Line: Iron anemone sheet
Last Line: A red flag folded back up
Subject(s): Surrealism


ACROSS THE BRIDGE       
First Line: The door is shut on the idol of lead
Last Line: Please, let her sleep
Subject(s): Surrealism


ALMONYMOUS       
First Line: Expecting breton
Last Line: Pierce my thoughts expecting %breton


ALMONYMOUS       
First Line: Waiting %braiding the moments
Last Line: Pierce my thoughts waiting


ANCIENT CLAMOR       
First Line: A stalk stripped of its leaves in my hand is the world
Last Line: Virgin flower of coal kind-hearted virgin
Subject(s): Surrealism


ANNOUNCEMENT       
First Line: On the deck of a ship a dressmaker is stitching
Last Line: You'll put on your out-of-this-world dress suit %and everyone will be quite happy
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


ARBITRARY FATE       
First Line: The time of the crusades is coming
Last Line: And do not dare gnaw those breasts %those luscious breasts
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


ARS POETICA       
First Line: Across the snout
Last Line: And one hand in mine %and the joy of living %I am the verse witness of my master's breath
Subject(s): Surrealism; World War Ii


AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOU ARE       
Last Line: Go away from me
Subject(s): Surrealism


AT DAWN       
First Line: The morning shatters like a stack of plates
Last Line: Even if she holds out her hand %and sleeps come the fresh morning %in her filthy dress %on a barren
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


AT DAYBREAK       
First Line: Will the schist light up the cork's sleepless night
Last Line: Not very far from here the grass is wilting at the edge of a
Subject(s): Surrealism


AT FIVE O'CLOCK       
First Line: At five o'clock in the morning in a new and empty street
Last Line: Tell me what happens in the lives of men
Subject(s): Surrealism


AT WORLD'S END       
First Line: They're jawing away in the black street


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


AWAKENINGS       
First Line: How strange it is to wake up sometimes in the middle of the night
Last Line: Me, I will never know if you recognize yourself
Subject(s): Surrealism


BOTTLE IN THE RIVER       
First Line: To guess there's a woman walking
Last Line: Behind which it's easy to guess there's a woman walking %easy to walk with the woman who can guess
Subject(s): Surrealism


BRIEF SONGS       
First Line: You've been singing for so long
Last Line: All the glory of spring
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


BUT I WAS NOT UNDERSTOOD       
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


CASCADE       
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


CLOSED ROOM       
First Line: The room is closed and empty, very empty
Last Line: I know there is no longer time
Subject(s): Surrealism


COLD THROATS       
First Line: We died like the swallows who always are off in
Last Line: The compass announces I'm back where I've been


COLD THROATS       
First Line: We died like the swallows who always are off in
Last Line: The compass announces I'm back where I've been


COMING DOWN HILLSIDES IN SPRING       
First Line: Coming down hillsides in the spring
Last Line: I will never know
Subject(s): Surrealism


COMING HARVESTS       
First Line: Hail, coming harvests, scented, bloody
Last Line: It cheats or abandons me
Subject(s): Surrealism


COMME       
First Line: Come, one englishman says to another, and the englishman comes
Subject(s): Surrealism


COMRADES       
First Line: Paper, go fold yourself, be a rose and a rainbow
Last Line: And offer death nothing more than a sad feast and poor hospi
Subject(s): Surrealism


CUCKOO       
First Line: It was all like a childhood picture
Last Line: Nights after days %days after nights
Subject(s): Surrealism


DEVIL FEAST       
First Line: The last drop of wine flares up at the bottom of the glass
Last Line: Across the dark fields
Subject(s): Surrealism


DON JUAN'S CITY       
First Line: Blind men, cripples, idiots
Last Line: A hole, nothing but an empty hole, a tiny hole
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


DOOR TO THE SECOND INFINITY       
First Line: The inkwell periscope lies in wait around the bend
Last Line: But I'm the inventor of a telephone %made of crystal and %english tobacco %with a direct line %to fe
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


DREAM IN A CELLAR       
First Line: So many flasks were shattered in this cellar
Last Line: Dreaming again and again of the kindness of a warm bed
Subject(s): Surrealism


DREAM, THE NIGHT OF MAY 27-28, 1923       
First Line: I got up early. I was following the rue de rivoli, which
Last Line: Locus solus and danton's head


DREAM, THE NIGHT OF MAY 27-28, 1923       
First Line: I got up early that morning. I was following the rue de rivoli
Last Line: Duel with kings, one guillotines them,' thinking of the first act of locus solus and danton's head


DYING       
First Line: To die without regret you have to be so weary
Last Line: Will know a rest as empty as the ruins
Subject(s): Surrealism


EARTH       
First Line: Day after day
Last Line: We're in it for all time
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


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


ENCOUNTERS       
First Line: On your way
Last Line: But your name is dirty %on your way
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


EPITAPH       
First Line: I lived in these times and I've been dead
Last Line: Nothing is left of my spirit or my body
Subject(s): Surrealism


EPITAPH       
First Line: I lived in those times. For a thousand years %I have been dead
Last Line: Nothing survives of my spirit or my body
Subject(s): Surrealism


EVENING       
First Line: In times past a heart beat in this breast
Last Line: And everything will start all over again
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT       
First Line: Listen, children, and you shall hear
Last Line: Can it be you, fantomas


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 1       
First Line: Listen, children, and you shall hear
Last Line: Of the criminal fantomas


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 10       
First Line: Toulouche, the old woman
Last Line: A treasure in the dead man's guts


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 11       
First Line: The great catastrophe
Last Line: And agent, who arranged it all


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 12       
First Line: A cholera epidemic
Last Line: Who did it? Fantomas


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 13       
First Line: He killed a cabby, sat him
Last Line: That a dead man drove, clip-clop


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 14       
First Line: Be on guard against black roses
Last Line: He commits from time to time


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 15       
First Line: Fandor who is heroic
Last Line: Played on the brave fandor


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 16       
First Line: Who stole the gold every night
Last Line: To be wasted, when it's so refined


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 17       
First Line: He tackled the queen of holland
Last Line: He didn't. He got clean away


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 18       
First Line: Here's another smart thing he did
Last Line: The prints pointed to, not he


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 19       
First Line: A phantom had been seen
Last Line: The scene of his latest coup


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 2       
First Line: Lady beltham is his mistress
Last Line: To the bottom of the ocean blue


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 20       
First Line: In england all the policemen
Last Line: Another famous british blunder


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 21       
First Line: It is a dark and stormy night
Last Line: Fantomas escapes again


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 22       
First Line: A battlship was cruising
Last Line: That sore loser, fantomas


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 23       
First Line: Deeper than the plummet goes
Last Line: For their bodies were never found


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 24       
First Line: His gang, young sugarcake
Last Line: Are any of them doing time


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 25       
First Line: I wrote this for the people
Last Line: Life, now I'll end my song


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 3       
First Line: He must have killed a hundred
Last Line: In makeup, with a rubber face


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 4       
First Line: In the storm a lighthouse crumbles
Last Line: Fantomas, juve, fandor


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 5       
First Line: The monster has a daughter
Last Line: Like pocahontas she shouted, 'stop


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 6       
First Line: Left at the station, a bloody
Last Line: Children, it's fantomas


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 7       
First Line: The prisoner in a bell
Last Line: On the heads of the pallbearers


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 8       
First Line: One fine day the fountains
Last Line: A king captive, and he wept


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: 9       
First Line: A very important secret
Last Line: Juve arrested him, without fear


FANTOMAS, A COMPLAINT: FINALE       
First Line: The huge shadow that stretches
Last Line: Can it be you, fantomas


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


FIRE       
First Line: And from the shores of the ocean to the mediterranean
Last Line: Would've been with us for spain for republican spain
Subject(s): Surrealism


FOUR SEASONS       
First Line: She is born at the wane of autumn
Last Line: To be, to be, and to have been
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


FROM THE MARBLE ROSE TO THE IRON ROSE       
First Line: The huge white marble rose was alone on the empty square
Last Line: Blotting-paper rose the cloud rose the wooden rose the iron rose
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


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


HALFWAY       
First Line: There is a precise moment in time
Last Line: That would be better


HALFWAY       
First Line: There is a precise moment in time
Last Line: That would be better


HELLO FROM THE VALLEY       
First Line: At the bend of the mountain pass
Last Line: And one of them raises a lamb to the sky surprised to be ali
Subject(s): Surrealism


HELLO, GOODBYE       
First Line: It is night be the flame
Last Line: Will stroll over your tombstones
Subject(s): Surrealism


HOMICIDAL AIR       
First Line: The temple entrance puts on eyeliner
Last Line: Handsome mountain-climber in the armor of the white prince
Subject(s): Surrealism


I HAVE DREAMED OF YOU SO MUCH THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER REAL       
Last Line: Over the sundial of your life


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


I'VE DREAMED OF YOU SO MUCH       
First Line: I've dreamed of you so much you're losing your reality
Last Line: On the sundial of your life
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


IDEE FIXE       
First Line: I bring you a little bit of seaweed tangled with sea spray
Last Line: But your hair so well-braided is shaped like a hand
Subject(s): Surrealism


IDENTITY OF IMAGES       
First Line: I am fighting furiously with animals and bottles
Last Line: Sonorous coal coal pitiless coal


IDENTITY OF IMAGES       
First Line: I am fighting furiously with animals and bottles
Last Line: Sonorous coal coal pitiless coal


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


IDENTY OF IMAGES       
First Line: I fight furiously with animals and bottles
Last Line: And the terrible reflection of its embers on my monotonous path %coal resonant coal merciless 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


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


IF, LIKE THE WINDS DRAWN ON THE COMPASS FACE       
Last Line: An abdurd presence imposes itself on us %material, indifferent, and weithout rest
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


IN MY GLASS       
First Line: What are you doing in my glass little giraffe
Last Line: With all the flowers of my immense love for life
Subject(s): Surrealism


INTERSECTION       
First Line: In this intersection there's an air of memories
Last Line: Irremediably lost in the agony of forgetting
Subject(s): Surrealism


LAST POEM       
First Line: I have so fiercely dreamed of you
Last Line: To be shade cast time and time again %into your sun-transfigured life


LEGACY       
First Line: And here, father hugo, is your name on the walls
Last Line: The lawyer has a name: france; and the legacy: freedom
Subject(s): Surrealism


LET'S BE SERIOUS       
First Line: When death sets its scales of justice on my breast
Last Line: My very heart that alone drives me to despair
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


LETTER TO YOUKI       
First Line: My love
Last Line: The censor. A thousand kisses. And have you received the little hope %chest that I sent to the hotel
Subject(s): France; Love; World War Ii


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


LITERATURE       
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


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


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


LOU THE SHRK LADY       
First Line: You are neither beautiful nor rich
Last Line: From the blows of a heavy hammer on a stone anvil
Subject(s): Surrealism


LOW TIDE       
First Line: On the zinc bar of this little cafe the glass is shining
Last Line: Whom one hears laughing by day when it's good to sleep
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


LYING DOWN       
First Line: On my right, the sky, on my left, the sea
Last Line: In a frenzy of the useless
Subject(s): Surrealism


LYING DOWN       
First Line: To the right, the sky, to the left, the sea
Last Line: In the delirium of uselessness


MEN       
First Line: Men with foul tempers
Last Line: Men of the early morning
Subject(s): Surrealism


MEN ON EARTH       
First Line: Four of us were at a table
Last Line: In many different veins but in the veins of men %of men on e
Subject(s): Surrealism


MERMAID       
First Line: Once not upon a time
Last Line: There are other mermaids
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


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


MIDWAY       
First Line: There is a precise instant in time
Last Line: And what could he do %that's any better?
Subject(s): Surrealism


MIRROR AND THE WORLD       
First Line: Every day time with its sharp teeth
Last Line: Between night and day
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


MORNING STAR       
First Line: It's the call from the village to the lazy shepherds
Last Line: Which flames and rises with the crack of lightning
Subject(s): Surrealism


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 BABY       
First Line: My baby' says he and 'my baby' says she
Last Line: Even on new year's eve
Subject(s): Surrealism


MY LOVE SPEAK TO ME       
First Line: When you love me, let me surrender
Last Line: My love speak to me
Subject(s): Surrealism


MY MERMAID       
First Line: My mermaid is blue like the veins where she swims
Last Line: I don't trust him as he might be lying
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


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


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


NIGHT WATCHMAN OF PONT-AU-CHANGE       
First Line: I am the night watchman of rue de flandre
Last Line: Even if hidden by clouds it will still be there %goodmorning, goodmorning, with all of my heart bonj
Subject(s): France; Surrealism; Watchmen; World War Ii


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


NIGHTFALL       
First Line: You can leave when you want to
Last Line: Nerve in the passionate lamp extinguished at the end of day
Subject(s): Surrealism


NIGHTS       
First Line: Women of high airs
Last Line: Do you like the strong wind
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


NO, LOVE IS NOT DEAD       
First Line: No, love is not dead in this heart these eyes and this mouth
Last Line: I'm robert desnos who wants to be remembered %on this vile earth for nothing but his love of you
Subject(s): Surrealism


NO, LOVE IS NOT DEAD       
First Line: No, love is not dead in this heart and these eyes and this mouth
Last Line: Doesn't want to be remembered for anything else on this despicable earth
Subject(s): Love


NO, LOVE IS NOT DEAD       
First Line: No, love is not dead in this heart and these eyes and this mouth
Last Line: Dows not want to be remembered for anything else on this miserable earth


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


O YOUTH       
First Line: O youth, the wedding is over
Last Line: I will listen to the sea rise in my heart
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


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


ONCE THERE WAS A LEAF       
First Line: Once there was a leaf with its lines
Last Line: The earth all alone crossing the sky %the earth
Subject(s): Surrealism


ONE THERE WAS A LEAF WITH ITS LINES       
Last Line: The earth, period %the earth too-round %the earth all alone crossing the sky %the earth


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


OX AND THE ROSE       
First Line: In league with saltpeter and mountains, the black ox
Last Line: Like a phantom flower
Subject(s): Surrealism


PARABOLA    Poem Text    
First Line: Parabola my nurse..


PROMONTORY       
First Line: If phaedra, after her death, finds you again, hippolyte
Last Line: Phaedra, your memory weds him to his amazement
Subject(s): Surrealism


PROPHECY       
First Line: From a square in paris such a clear spring will gush
Last Line: Their birds and their flowers
Subject(s): Surrealism


RIVER WITH WATER LILIES       
First Line: The river with water lilies
Last Line: That flows between two bridges
Subject(s): Surrealism


ROPE       
First Line: If I like trains it's no doubt because they go faster
Last Line: Help %I'm drowning
Subject(s): Surrealism


ROSE BY THE SEINE       
First Line: The rose that blooms
Last Line: It is death that makes you afraid
Subject(s): Surrealism


SATYR       
First Line: Out of the dark at last
Last Line: His tumultuous dreams
Subject(s): Surrealism


SEASONS       
First Line: The day is as it should be and flows with the fullness of time
Last Line: Drag on the paths returning to the borders
Subject(s): Surrealism


SECOND SONG OF THE MARIGOLD (THE FLOWER OF WORRY)       
First Line: Having said having done
Last Line: And empty our glasss for the marigold
Subject(s): Surrealism


SECRET       
First Line: The secret squats in the tall grass to rest
Last Line: Fear waking the sleeping secret
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


SHOOTING STAR       
First Line: One lovely summer evening a shooting star


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


SKY SONG       
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


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


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


SOIL OF COMPIEGNE       
First Line: Chalk and flint and grass and chalk and flint
Last Line: May we remember them
Subject(s): Surrealism


SONG FOR THE BEAUTIFUL SEASON       
First Line: Nothing looks more like inspiration
Last Line: I love and I sing the summer, season of my birth
Subject(s): Surrealism


SONG OF TABOO       
First Line: The taboo is on you, the taboo is on us! So sing the heroes who are
Last Line: And blood to draw our shadows from their torment. The taboo is on %you, the taboo is on us
Subject(s): Surrealism


SONG OF THE ROAD       
First Line: Eusebe has fertilized his garden
Last Line: Eusebe put on his lawn
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


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


SPACES OF SLEEP       
First Line: In the night there are naturally the seven wonders of the world and
Last Line: In the daytime also


SPACES OF SLEEP       
First Line: In the night there are naturally the seven marvels of the world
Last Line: In the night there are no guardian angels, but there is sleep, %in the night there is you. %and in t


SPACES OF SLEEP       
First Line: In the night there are naturally the seven wonders of the
Last Line: In the night there is you. %in the daytime also


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


SPRING       
First Line: You, rrose selavy, wander out of reach
Last Line: When the sun will break the bushes into flower
Subject(s): Surrealism


STARTLED       
First Line: On the road back from the summits met by
Last Line: I have leaves in my hands leaves in my mouth
Subject(s): Surrealism


SUICIDE OF NIGHT       
First Line: The green boughs dip when the dragonfly appears
Last Line: The little girl goes off to school reciting her lesson
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


SUMMER DUSK       
First Line: Summer dusk bathed in rose mist
Last Line: But the window will go on trembling over the city
Subject(s): Surrealism


SUN'S DESPAIR       
First Line: What strange sound glided the length of the bannister down to where
Last Line: Will the stairway plunge even-deeper? Will it clim even-higher? %dream accept dreaming it's the poem
Subject(s): Surrealism


SWIM       
First Line: Where are you headed, you bunch of fakes
Last Line: As a razor's edge
Subject(s): Surrealism


TALE       
First Line: Tom thumb loses a slew of keys in the dark forest path
Last Line: That wanders from cellar to eave
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


TALE OF A BEAR       
First Line: A bear made her way into the city
Last Line: The cries, for the songs of my friends
Subject(s): Surrealism


TALE OF A CAMEL       
First Line: Tonight the toothless camel
Last Line: Themselves sunk into funnels
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


THEN THE TRUMPET       
First Line: Then the trumpet will sound at the city gates
Last Line: Sleeping in the night before the first dawn %of returning ha
Subject(s): Surrealism


THIS BEAUTY HERE       
First Line: When age will have withered these eyes and this mouth
Last Line: As the coals surviving a blaze
Subject(s): Surrealism


THIS HEART THAT HATED WAR       
First Line: This heart that hated war is now breathing for the struggle
Last Line: Because these hearts that once hated war beat for liberty to the %rhythm of the season and the tides
Subject(s): Surrealism


THREE STARS       
First Line: I've lost my regret of evil with the passing years
Last Line: That's what the crystal dress said to me
Subject(s): Surrealism


TIME OF THE DUNGEONS       
First Line: Have you forgotten the password already
Last Line: Serpents coiled in the underbrush
Subject(s): Surrealism


TO A MYSTERIOUS WOMAN       
First Line: I have dreamed so much of you that you have become unreal
Last Line: Ghost who walks and will move joyfully on the sundial of your life


TO CONQUER THE DAY, TO CONQUER THE NIGHT       
Last Line: This libertarian who weeps and laughs
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH       
First Line: That bellowing in the black street at whose end
Last Line: Who do not understand his language
Subject(s): Surrealism


TO THE HEADLESS       
First Line: Homes with no windows, no doors, with roofs caved in
Last Line: Rings with the echoes of everlasting toasts
Subject(s): Surrealism


TO THE HEADLESS       
First Line: Houses with no windows, no door, with roofs caved in
Last Line: At the moment when the falling blade %rings with the echoes of everlasting toasts!


TODAY I TOOK A WALK       
First Line: Today I took a walk with my friend
Last Line: So I came back among the living
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


TOMORROW       
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


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


TOUR OF THE TOMB       
First Line: By loving so much, I lost myself in the sea. And what a sea!
Last Line: My moral nobility opposed to the thousand obstacles the world sets %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


TRANCE EVENT       
First Line: (desnos, spontaneously writing): the tower
Last Line: F sharp %(desnos wakes up)
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


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


UNDER THE KINDNESS OF NIGHT       
First Line: Gliding in your shadow
Last Line: The window opens %it's not you %I know


VERSE ON THE BUTCHER       
First Line: Lovely one, if you wish I'll make your bed
Last Line: I will watch over it like a hangman over a scaffold
Subject(s): Surrealism


VERSE ON THE GLASS OF WINE       
First Line: When the train leaves don't wave
Last Line: Of your lips and your mouth
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


VERSE ON THE PORTES SAINT-MARTIN AND SAINT-DENIS       
First Line: Porte saint-martin, porte saint-denis
Last Line: To leave singing in a lovely morning
Subject(s): Surrealism


VERSE ON THE RUE DE BAGNOLET       
First Line: The sun of the rue de bagnolet
Last Line: Not like the others
Subject(s): Surrealism


VERSE ON THE SUMMERTIME SIDEWALK       
First Line: Let's lie down on the paving stones
Last Line: And the first star above the houses
Subject(s): Surrealism


VERSES ON RUE SAINT-MARTIN       
First Line: I don't like rue saint-martin anymore
Last Line: Andre platard left the rue saint-martin
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


VOICE OF ROBERT DESNOS       
First Line: So much like the flower and the current of air
Last Line: The one I love does not answer me


WAY A HAND AT THE MOMENT OF DEATH       
First Line: The way a hand is raised at the moment of death or shipwreck
Last Line: I'll lie. %I'll say you were my mistress %though there's really no point to it: %you and I will soon
Subject(s): Surrealism


WE'LL LAUGH ABOUT IT       
First Line: We'll laugh about it later
Last Line: Where it feels good to live and to live forever
Subject(s): Surrealism


WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY       
First Line: It's the pure truth
Last Line: And leave me in war
Subject(s): Surrealism


WINDOW       
First Line: Through a golden yellow window
Last Line: A scream never having broken four legs %of an armchair
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


WITH HEART OF OAK       
First Line: With the tender and hard woods of these trees, with heart of oak
Last Line: With heart of oak and birchbark, with the sky, with the oceans, with the slippers
Subject(s): Surrealism


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


WORDS FROM THE ROCKS       
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


WRITTEN AT BUCHENWALD, MARCH 28, 1944       
First Line: Our suffering would be unbearable
Last Line: And sentimental disorder


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)


YOU TAKE THE FIRST STREET TO THE RIGHT       
Last Line: And your droning isolation from the rest of the world
Subject(s): Surrealism


YOUR LOVERS AND MISTRESSES       
First Line: You don't write your initials with chalk
Last Line: River where a hundred fish are fluttering
Subject(s): Surrealism