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Friday, April 3rd—Day of the Undead!

The Zombie of Great Peru
by Pierre-Corneille Blessebois
with a preface by Guillaume Apollinaire
translated from the French by Doug Skinner… 33 more words


C is for Courage

“Come to the edge,” he said.

“We can’t, we’re afraid!” they responded.

“Come to the edge,” he said.

“We can’t, we will fall!” they responded.

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The Cult of Novelty

Something new and interesting by Antonio Espinosa

I am a music student. Recently I handed in a draft for a composition assignment that began with a very simple… 962 more words


La fumée de la cantine est comme la nuit qui vient 

The First World War was a rich source of poetic inspiration which I revisit today with this poem from Guillaume Apollinaire who fought in the trenches in 1015 and 1916 and was ultimately wounded in the head from the explosion of a shell during a German bombardment. 523 more words

Initiation aux Alcools

De nature prudente, ma première ivresse a été littéraire. Un grand poète m’avait, je me souviens, invitée à partager un verre et ce, avant même que je ne sois initiée aux effluves de l’alcool. 524 more words


Sur la côte du Texas

Today’s poem is quite a well-known piece by Guillaume Apollinaire, with a very personal inspiration, as it was written after he split up from one of his lover’s and she moved to the USA. 484 more words

Saltimbanques: for Louis Dumur by Guillaume Apollinaire

Across the field the traveling clowns
Go past beside the gardens
Before the doors of mist-enshrouded inns
Through churchless towns

Some children run out ahead of them… 49 more words