Paul Eluard

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

A Single Smile


A single smile disputes
Each star with the gathering night
A single smile for us both

And the blue of your joyful eyes
Against the mass of night
Finding its flame in my eyes

I have seen by needing to know
The deep night create the day
With no change in our appearance.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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