Treasure Island

Robert Desnos

(1900 - 1945 / Paris)

Poems of Robert Desnos

1. Cascade 1/3/2003
2. Dove in the Arch 1/3/2003
3. Ebony Life 1/3/2003
4. Epitaph 1/3/2003
5. Fairy Tale 1/3/2003
6. I Have Dreamed of You so Much 1/3/2003
7. Identity of Images (Identité des images) 1/20/2003
8. If You Only Knew 1/3/2003
9. Long Long Ago 1/3/2003
10. Lying Down 1/3/2003
11. Sky Song 1/3/2003
12. Sleep Spaces 1/3/2003
13. The Ring of Stars 1/3/2003
14. The Voice of Robert Desnos 1/20/2003
15. Under Cover of Night 1/3/2003

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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