Friday, July 18, 2008

Guillaume Apollinaire - Le brasier

I have thrown into the fire
That which transports me and which I adore


Flame I do your bidding


I flame in the fire's adorable ardor
And the hands of the believers cast me back there multiple unnumerably
The body parts of the interceded-for burn close to me


I have nothing anymore in common
With those who fear burnings

(From the poem "Le brasier" by Guillaume Apollinaire, dedicated to Paul-Napoléon Roinard)

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