A poet clings to his own tradition and avoids internationalism.
We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon, to the most bitter solitude.
The antagonism between the poet and the politician has generally been evident in all cultures.
After the turbulence of death, moral principles and even religious proofs are called into question.
Poetry is also the physical self of the poet, and it is impossible to separate the poet from his poetry.
Suddenly It’s Evening
Everyone is alone at the heart of the earth,
pierced by a ray of sunshine;
and suddenly it’s evening.
Europeans know the importance of the Resistance; it has been the shining example of the modern conscience.
According to them, the poet is confined to the provinces with his mouth broken on his own syllabic trapeze.
My readers at that time were still men of letters; but there had to be other people waiting to read my poems.
War, I have always said, forces men to change their standards, regardless of whether their country has won or lost.