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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


Heart by Guillaume Apollinaire

MY HEART like a flame turned upside down

translated by Roger Shattuck


How does one become a butterfly?

Yesterday I went to see the movie Selma. It’s about Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement’s defining march from Selma, Alabama to the state’s capital, Montgomery in 1965. 585 more words

Life In The UK

The Meadow-Saffrons

The Meadow-Saffrons

By Guillaume Apollinaire

The meadow is poisonous but pretty in autumn
The cows grazing there
Are slowly poisoned
The meadow-saffron like bruised flesh and lilacs in color… 93 more words