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Author: VALERY, PAUL
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Valery, Paul    Poet's Biography
52 poems available by this author


ASIDES    Poem Text    
First Line: What do you do? Why, everything
Last Line: What will you do there? Be dead.
Subject(s): Despair; Imaginary Conversations


AURORA       
First Line: Confusion and gloom
Last Line: Union within the wave. %she shudders head to toe


BEE; TO GRANCIS DE MIOMANDRE       
First Line: What and how keen and mortal soever
Last Line: By that tiniest golden alert %for lack of which love dies orsleeps!
Subject(s): Bees; Insects


CAESAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Caesar, serene caesar, your foot on all
Last Line: Not knowing what thunder collects in the center of caesar
Subject(s): Caesar, Julius (100-44 B.c.)


CAESAR       
First Line: Caesar, calm caesar, stepping on everything
Last Line: The thunder gathering in caesar's heart


CAESAR       
First Line: Caesar, serene caesar, your foot on all
Subject(s): Caesar, Julius (100-44 B.c.); War


CEMETERY BY THE SEA       
First Line: This still roof where the doves walk slowly, waves
Last Line: This tranquil roof at which the short sails pluck


CEMETERY BY THE SEA       
First Line: This roof where dovelike sails go and come
Last Line: From this calm roof where sails came striding past!


CRUSOE    Poem Text    
First Line: Crusoe had provided all the necessaries and was more or less at leisure
Subject(s): Robinson Crusoe


CRUSOE       
First Line: Crusoe had provided all the necessaries and was more or less at leisure
Last Line: What am I to do with this wealth of time that I have put by?
Subject(s): Robinson Crusoe


EBAUCHE D'UN SERPENT, FR. CHARMES       
First Line: Shakien in a tree I am
Last Line: And lost. This style we take from you %non-thing, plie


FOOTSTEPS       
First Line: Your steps, born of my silence here
Last Line: For I have lived to wait for you: %my heart was your approaching feet
Subject(s): Love


GIRL WITH MIND WANDERING    Poem Text    
First Line: Deign, laura - now again the rainy season's here
Subject(s): Conversation


GIRL WITH MIND WANDERING       
First Line: Deign, laura - now again the rainy season's here
Last Line: Deign, dear, to listen once to what your lips are saying...
Subject(s): Conversation


GRAVES BY THE SEA       
First Line: This tranquil vault, assuming files of doves
Last Line: And crash, waves, crush this tranquil vault %where crying taut sails plunged predators!
Subject(s): Graves; Sea


GRAVEYARD BY THE SEA       
First Line: This quiet roof, bestirred with pigeon plumes
Last Line: This quiet roof where jabbed the fo'c'sle flocks


HELEN       
First Line: I am the blue! I come from the lower world
Last Line: Reach out their carved, indulgent arms to me


HELEN       
First Line: It is I, o azure, come from the caves below
Last Line: Reaching their carved, indulgent arms to me


HELEN, THE SAD QUEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Azure, 'tis I! From the caves of death withdrawn
Last Line: Stretch toward me their indulgent, graven arms.
Subject(s): Solitude


HELEN, THE SAD QUEEN       
First Line: Azure, 'tis I, come from elysian shores
Last Line: Their ancient smile that the slow waves insult, %hold out their sculptured arms to my sad shade


INSINUATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh curves, meanderings / tricks of the liar
Last Line: For the gentlest word.
Subject(s): Deception


INTERIOR    Poem Text    
First Line: With narrow eyes below soft chains, a slave
Last Line: Without the apparatus of pure thought.
Subject(s): Introspection


IT IS TRUE. I AM SOMBER       
First Line: It is true. I am somber. And miserably
Last Line: ...I sense the fatigue of an angel weighing me down


KIRKYAIRD BY THE SEA       
First Line: This lown riggin-side, whaur whyte doos gang
Last Line: Brak, brak, ye swaws. Brak wi blyth water-flads %this lown riggin-side whaur reivan jibsails gaed!
Subject(s): Scottish Translations


LES PAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Your footfalls, children of my silence
Last Line: And your footfall was my heart-beat.


LOST WINE    Poem Text    
First Line: One day I cast into the sea
Last Line: Figures of greatest profundity.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wings; Wine


LOST WINE       
First Line: One day I tossed in the ocean
Last Line: Before my startled eyes


MARINE CEMETERY       
First Line: This tranquil roof whereon the white dove looms
Last Line: This tanquil roof where pecks the white-beaked sail!


MARITOME GRAVEYARD       
First Line: How odd it is that a few doves between pines
Last Line: A wave breaks. Whirl it away! Wave waves, %play in the water as a fo'c'sle carves %its way, sinbad a


NARCISSUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sad lilies, o my brothers, lorn I languish here
Last Line: Pour for the moon thy tears in silver urns afar.
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Narcissus (mythology)


PALM    Poem Text    
First Line: An angel sets at my place
Last Line: To grow with what it gives!
Subject(s): Time


PALM       
First Line: In the shadow of the blaze
Last Line: Consumes itself in growing whole %from gifts with which it is endowed!


POMEGRANATES    Poem Text    
First Line: Hard pomegranates sundered
Last Line: Its secret architecture.
Subject(s): Pomegranates


POMEGRANATES       
First Line: Oh pomegranates! Seeds
Last Line: Allows me to envision %your secret inmost bower


PSAUME SUR UNE VOIX       
First Line: In a subdued voice


SERPENT, SELS.       
First Line: Eve, as once I came upon her


SONG OF THE COLUMNS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet columns, with / chaplets adorned with day
Subject(s): Architecture & Architects; Singing & Singers


SONG OF THE COLUMNS       
First Line: Sweet columns, with %chaplets adorned with day
Last Line: Have steps ineffable %that mark in fable
Subject(s): Architecture And Architects; Singing And Singers


STEPS       
First Line: Your steps, children of my still hours
Last Line: My heart being nothing but your tread


STEPS       
First Line: Your steps, children of silence
Last Line: And my heart was but for your steps


THE BEE; TO GRANCIS DE MIOMANDRE       
First Line: What and how keen and mortal soever
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Beekeeping; Bugs


THE BURIED LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tenderly, humbly, upon the charming tomb / the unconscious monument
Last Line: Death far dearer than life.
Subject(s): Death; Desire; Dead, The


THE CEMETERY BY THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: This tranquil roof, with walking pigeons, loom
Last Line: This tranquil roof where jib-sails peck in flocks!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Life Choices; Religion; Passion


THE FOOTSTEPS    Poem Text    
First Line: Your steps, born of my silence here
Subject(s): Love


THE FOOTSTEPS    Poem Text    
First Line: Your steps, born of my silence here
Subject(s): Love; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


THE FRIENDLY WOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Meditations pure were ours
Last Line: O my companion of silence dear!
Subject(s): Relationships


THE FRIENDLY WOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Meditations pure were ours
Last Line: O my companion of silence dear!
Subject(s): Relationships


THE LOST WINE    Poem Text    
First Line: One day into the sea I cast
Last Line: Forms unfathomed leaping there.
Subject(s): Loss


THE SYLPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Seen not nor known
Last Line: Between two gowns!
Subject(s): Genius; Life; Smells; Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


WHITE       
First Line: The slim moon sheds a sacred glow, like a skirt made of some light
Last Line: Incense, for with the fragil metal of her voice,she charms the sweet %milky night and the pale silen


WHITE CATS       
First Line: In sunlight's bright gold, stretching out their spines
Last Line: Indifferent to all that is not light!


YOUNG FATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Harmonious me, disparate from a dream
Last Line: And burns in the somber goal of my yawning marble.
Subject(s): Brides; Dreams; Fate; Nightmares; Destiny