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Andre Breton Poems

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by Breton, Andre
 (Translated from the French by Edouard Rodti)

My wife with the hair of a wood fire
With the thoughts of heat lightning
With the waist of an hourglass
With the waist of an...Read More



by Breton, Andre
 There are many cumbersome ways to kill a man.
You can make him carry a plank of wood
to the top of a hill and nail him to it. To do...Read More

by Breton, Andre
 Less time than it takes to say it, less tears than it takes to die; I've taken account of everything,
there you have it. I've made a census of the...Read More

by Breton, Andre
 Always for the first time
Hardly do I know you by sight
You return at some hour of the night to a house at an angle to my window
A wholly imaginary...Read More

by Breton, Andre
 Je connais le d?sespoir dans ses grandes lignes. Le d?sespoir n'a pas d'ailes, il ne
se tient pas n?cessairement ? une table desservie sur une terrasse, le soir, au bord...Read More