Calligrammes: poems of peace and war (1913-1916) by Guillaume Apollinaire

By Guillaume Apollinaire

A completely annotated, bilingual version, Calligrammes is a key paintings not just in Apollinaire's personal improvement but in addition within the evolution of recent French poetry. Apollinaire--Roman through beginning, Polish by way of identify (Wilhelm-Apollinaris de Kostrowitski), Parisian by means of choice--died at thirty-eight in 1918. however, he grew to become one of many top figures in twentieth-century poetry, a transitional determine whose paintings without delay echoes the Symbolists and anticipates the paintings of the Surrealists.Calligrammes is a key paintings not just in Apollinaire's personal improvement yet within the evolution of recent French poetry. Roman through start, Polish by way of identify (Wilhelm-Apollinaris de Kostrowitski), Parisian by means of selection, Apollinaire used to be one of many top figures in twentieth-century poetry, a transitional determine whose paintings instantaneously echoes the Symbolists and anticipates the Surrealists.

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4 Crowberry swollen with fog lichen resist on the lowest spokes of the spruce red-legged kittiwake native to no part alone in its parts 5 Kelp closes up where the bird has just been 6 The legs retract in the pan of the tail near the crotch against the streaked ruff bits of the barbs in breakage out in the vanes tipped into place leaf of the willow tipped into its branch the tip but tip to its whole 7 So where does it go when gone. The wake of the factory ships. Its chevrons compound the steep bluffs it makes itself into those ranks like pistons or books.

Picturesque Most acts, if they are acts are not primary acts amid the -taxis of other actions are they. Something straying still beside the canal, bird or birdlike rodent in its grip before bidding—dart and a burbush sleeves it. Scum-drift surface the surface derives from its depth some slabbish man-shadows contained, figured in, then refigured in blocks impoundments. And little guts appear in walls and asphalt pink disturbing bursts, vascular shafts, rotational basal aigrettes like chamois insoles.

The leather-lipped jack-fire feels for stems underground— garnets shrill in the schist, agardite flock operates up gutters like dense moss. Lumbering parts meet rarefied parts and suffer each the other, otherwise curled on the keels. Half the time what was I thinking undoing through the cup around the rim. , wildly plush, rived from the sheath. 38 Gray and Greens I want to discern them among them like you multiplicate tones condensing in dusk as sensate as one can be the function of two stroboscope rooms through slipped definition or tincture or blastwork of reeds starched button spike the burned-out track of a lotus caught in the pads a raw-grass-orpiment bamboo slash at the bank the heron come clean back-hitched in the salvegreen willow 39 Synthetic Figment All along it clustered thorns derange at stark intervals sleeked to the ends and riding the wide trunk like ships squat-sparred or like the wreckages of ships.

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