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By Paul-Jean Toulet

Jorge Luis Borges tenait Paul-Jean Toulet (1867-1920) pour l'un des plus grands poètes français. Singulier destin que celui de cette determine haute en couleur : écolier indiscipliné, voyageur insatiable, Toulet vécut en France, à l'île Maurice, à Alger ; nègre de Willy, le mari de Colette, il fréquenta pendant ses années parisiennes Léon Daudet, Jean Giraudoux et Claude Debussy. Inclassable classique, il a su donner au madrigal, appelé par lui contrerime , une inquiète beauté admettant en son coeur l'ironie. Sensuels et mystérieux, anecdotiques et moqueurs, les poèmes rassemblés dans Les Contrerimes et les Nouvelles Contrerimes, marqués par leur concision, évoquent tout à l. a. fois les haïku japonais et les quatrains d'Omar Khayam, les épigrammes antiques et l. a. poésie d'Apollinaire. Ils nous promènent des cabarets des Halles à l'île Bourbon, du Béarn à Bénarès, de l. a. journey Eiffel au Tonkin ; suggèrent les plaisirs de l'ivresse et de l'amour ; esquissent des paysages peuplés de nymphes libertines. Ces vers charmants firent les délices des plus célèbres poètes, de Paul Claudel, qui en loua l'allure élégante et désinvolte , à Jacques Réda, en passant par Paul Valéry et Philippe Jaccottet.

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Luna nueva! ¡Corazones de los niños! ¡Almas rudas de las piedras! Hoy siento en el corazón un vago temblor de estrellas y todas las rosas son tan blancas como mi pena. Book of Poems Or can it never be for us? And what if love’s a trick? Who’ll salvage our lives if gathering gloom buries us in the certainty of Good, unreal perhaps, and of Evil throbbing very close? What if hope dies and Babel* rises? What torch will light earth’s pathways? If blue is dream what then innocence? What awaits the heart if Love bears no arrows?

Dream without end? The mist says so, and the mist is just the snow’s respite. My rhythm’s story is that the dream came apart for good. And in the misty afternoon my heart discovers the tragedy of autumn raining from the trees. The Billy Goat 1919 The herd of goats passed where the river flows. In the sapphire pink afternoon heavy with romantic peace, I watch the great billy goat. Greetings, mute demon, you most intense of animals, eternal mystic 33 34 Libro de Poemas Místico eterno del infierno carnal… ¡Cuántos encantos tiene tu barba, tu frente ancha, rudo don Juan!

I shan’t find happiness, I’m like Love 7 8 Libro de Poemas cuyas flechas son de llanto, y el carcaj el corazón. Daré todo a los demás y lloraré mi pasión como niño abandonado en cuento que se borró. , que presa por la araña gris del tiempo tiene el polen fatal del desengaño. De niño yo canté como vosotros, niños buenos del prado, solté mi gavilán con las temibles cuatro uñas de gato. Pasé por el jardín de Cartagena, la verbena invocando, y perdí la sortija de mi dicha al pasar el arroyo imaginario.

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