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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I Cannot be Known

I cannot be known
Better than you know me

Your eyes in which we sleep
We together
Have made for my man's gleam
A better fate than for the common nights

Your eyes in which I travel

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