Treasure Island

Paul Eluard

(14 December 1895 – 18 November 1952 / Saint Denis / Paris)


  • ''Farewell sadness
    Good-day sadness
    You are inscribed in the lines of the ceiling.''
    Paul Éluard (1895-1952), French poet. Peine Défigurée, La Vie Immédiate (1932). Bonjour Tristesse ("Good-day sadness") was the title given to the first novel by Françoise Sagan, which became an international bestseller in 1954.
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To Live

We both have our hands to give
Take mine I shall lead you afar

I have lived several times my face hasw changed
With every threshold I have crossed and every hand clasped Familial springtime was reborn
Keeping for itself and for me its perishable snow
Death and the betrothed
The future with five fingers clenched and letting go

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