Jean Cocteau

(5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963 / Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines)

Jean Cocteau’s poem for Welles


Orson Welles is a poet
through his violence
and through his grace.
Never does he tumble
from the tightrope
on which he crosses cities
and their dramas.

He is a poet too in the
Loyal friendship he bears
our dreams and our struggles.

Others will know better than I
how to praise his work.
I content myself with sending him
my fraternal greeting.

His handshake is as firm as he is
and I think of it each time my work
obliges me to leap over an obstacle.

Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Jean Cocteau’s poem for Welles by Jean Cocteau )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Dandelion Dreams, Richard D. Remler
  2. गोजाननि खौरां, Ronjoy Brahma
  3. Let us believe, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Christmas Again, Katherine Nordhaus
  5. Money, Katherine Nordhaus
  6. Older, Frank Avon
  7. A question to seasons, Melikhaya Zagagana
  8. Languid leman, Melikhaya Zagagana
  9. Tweet-tweet! I Visited a Hamlet with a G.., Harindhar Reddy
  10. PURITY OF SNOW., Terry Collett

Poem of the Day

poet Charles Stuart Calverley

He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. On the Pulse of Morning, Maya Angelou
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]