Robert Desnos

(1900 - 1945 / Paris)

The Ring of Stars


In order to make a star with five branches
Where six would have been the same
A circle must first be drawn
In order to make a star with five branches ...

A ring!

One did not take so many precuations
In order to make a tree from many branches
Trees that hide the stars
Trees!
You, full of nests and song birds
Covered with branches and leaves
That you lift as far as the stars!

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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