Fertile Eyes

Paul Eluard 1895 (Saint-Denis) – 1952 (Charenton-le-Pont)



Fertile Eyes
No one can know me more
More than you know me

Your eyes in which we sleep
The two of them
Have cast a spell on my male orbs
Greater than worldly nights

Your eyes where I voyage
Have given the road-signs
Directions detached from the earth

In your eyes those that show us
Our infinite solitude
Is no more than they think exists

No one can know me more
More than you know me.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme aBC xxax xxx xxx BC
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 379
Words 79
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 3, 4, 3, 3, 2

Paul Eluard

Paul Éluard, born Eugène Émile Paul Grindel, was a French poet who was one of the founders of the surrealist movement. more…

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