Task

Task

To study in depth
Paul Eluard’s 1921
collection of poems
The necessities of life
and the consequences
of dreams

Beauty charm
gentleness
and joy
Truth
on a page
Delight in all things
life
Love at the heart

John Lyons


Last weekend I purchased the first volume of Éluard’s Oeuvres complètes (Pléiade edition). I’m overwhelmed by the beauty of his early poetry