Robert Desnos

(1900 - 1945 / Paris)

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  • Berk Gedikoglu (8/23/2012 2:55:00 AM)

    robert desnos was one of the most talented poets to ever live, its shocking that he recieved such a low rating.

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  • Timothy Ades (9/2/2011 3:32:00 AM)

    Robert Desnos 1900-1945 is the most exciting French poet of the 20th century. Translators have hardly done him justice. With luck, much more of his wonderful achievement will be available in English before too long.

Cascade

What sort of arrow split the sky and this rock?
It's quivering, spreading like a peacock's fan
Like the mist around the shaft and knot less feathers
Of a comet come to nest at midnight.

How blood surges from the gaping wound,
Lips already silencing murmur and cry.
One solemn finger holds back time, confusing
The witness of the eyes where the deed is written.

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