Sunday, April 29, 2012
"I said it to you for the clouds"
I said it to you for the clouds
I said it to you for the tree of the sea
For each wave for the birds in the leaves
For the pebbles of sound
For familiar hands
For the eye that becomes landscape or face
And sleep returns it the heaven of its colour
For all that night drank
For the network of roads
For the open window for a bare forehead
I said it to you for your thoughts for your words
Every caress every trust survives.
~ Paul Éluard, translated by A.S. Kline
Sunbathing in the Dunes, Paul Gustave Fischer, 1916