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  • Classic Poetry Series

    Guillaume Apollinaire- poems -

    Publication Date: 2012

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  • Guillaume Apollinaire(26 August 1880 9 November1918) Wilhelm Albert Wlodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki, known as GuillaumeApollinaire was a French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and artcritic born in Italy to a Polish mother. Among the foremost poets of the early 20th century, he is credited with coiningthe word Surrealism and writing one of the earliest works described as surrealist,the play The Breasts of Tiresias (1917, used as the basis for a 1947 opera). Twoyears after being wounded in World War I, he died in the Spanish flu pandemic of1918 at age 38. Biography Born Wilhelm Albert Wlodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki and raised speakingFrench, among other languages, he emigrated to France and adopted the nameGuillaume Apollinaire. His mother, born Angelica Kostrowicka, was a Polishnoblewoman born near Navahrudak (now in Belarus). Apollinaire's father isunknown but may have been Francesco Flugi d'Aspermont, a Swiss Italianaristocrat who disappeared early from Apollinaire's life. Apollinaire was partlyeducated in Monaco. Apollinaire was one of the most popular members of the artistic community ofMontparnasse in Paris. His friends and collaborators in that period included PabloPicasso, GertrudeStein, Max Jacob, Andr Salmon, Marie Laurencin, Andre Breton, AndrDerain, Faik Konica, Blaise Cendrars, Pierre Reverdy,Alexandra Exter, JeanCocteau, Erik Satie, Ossip Zadkine, Marc Chagall and Marcel Duchamp. In1911, he joined the Puteaux Group, a branch of the cubist movement. On September 7, 1911, police arrested and jailed him on suspicion of stealing theMona Lisa, but released him a week later. Apollinaire then implicated his friendPablo Picasso, who was also brought in for questioning in the art theft, but hewas also exonerated. He fought in World War I and, in 1916, received a serious shrapnel wound to the

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  • temple. He wrote Les Mamelles de Tirsias while recovering from this wound.During this period he coined the word surrealism in the program notes for JeanCocteau and Erik Satie's ballet Parade, first performed on 18 May 1917. He alsopublished an artistic manifesto, L'Esprit nouveau et les potes. Apollinaire'sstatus as a literary critic is most famous and influential in his recognition of theMarquis de Sade, whose works were for a long time obscure, yet arising inpopularity as an influence upon the Dada and Surrealist art movements going onin Montparnasse at the beginning of the twentieth century as, "The freest spiritthat ever existed." The war-weakened Apollinaire died of influenza during the Spanish Flu pandemicof 1918. He was interred in the Le Pre Lachaise Cemetery, Paris. In 1900 he wrote his first pornographic novel, Mirely, ou le petit trou pas cher,which was eventually lost. Apollinaire's first collection of poetry was L'enchanteurpourrissant (1909), but Alcools (1913) established his reputation. The poems,influenced in part by the Symbolists, juxtapose the old and the new, combiningtraditional poetic forms with modern imagery. In 1913, Apollinaire published theessay Les Peintres cubistes on the cubist painters, a movement which he helpedto define. He also coined the term orphism to describe a tendency towardsabsolute abstraction in the paintings of Robert Delaunay and others. In 1907, Apollinaire wrote the well-known erotic novel, The Eleven ThousandRods (Les Onze Mille Verges). Officially banned in France until 1970, variousprintings of it circulated widely for many years. Apollinaire never publiclyacknowledged authorship of the novel. Another erotic novel attributed to him wasThe Exploits of a Young Don Juan (Les exploits d'un jeune Don Juan), in whichthe 15-year-old hero fathers three children with various members of hisentourage, including his aunt. The book was made into a movie in 1987. Shortly after his death, Calligrammes, a collection of his concrete poetry (poetryin which typography and layout adds to the overall effect), and more orthodox,though still modernist poems informed by Apollinaire's experiences in the FirstWorld War and in which he often used the technique of automatic writing, waspublished. In his youth Apollinaire lived for a short while in Belgium, mastering the Walloondialect sufficiently to write poetry through that medium, some of which hassurvived.

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  • 14 juin 1915 Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • La Sant Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • L'Italie Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Nmes Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Travers L'Europe Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Acousmate Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Allons Plus Vite Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Annie Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Aquarelliste Yvonne srieuse au visage plot A pris du papier blanc et des couleurs l'eau Puis rempli ses godets d'eau claire la cuisine. Yvonnette aujourd'hui veut peindre. Elle imagine De quoi serait capable un peintre de sept ans. Ferait-elle un portrait? Il faudrait trop de temps Et puis la ressemblance est un point difficile saisir, il vaut mieux peindre de l'immobile Et parmi l'immobile inclus dans sa raison Yvonnette a fait choix d'une belle maison Et la peint toute une heure en enfant douce et sage. Derrire la maison s'tend un paysage Paisible comme un front pensif d'enfant heureux, Un paysage vert avec des monts ocreux. Or plus haut que le toit d'un rouge de blessure Monte un ciel de cinabre o nul jour ne s'azure. Quand j'tais tout petit aux cheveux longs rvant, Quand je stellais le ciel de mes ballons d'enfant, Je peignais comme toi, ma mignonne Yvonnette, Des paysages verts avec la maisonnette, Mais au lieu d'un ciel triste et jamais azur J'ai peint toujours le ciel trs bleu comme le vrai. Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Arbre Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Au Proltaire Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Automne Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Automne Malade Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Autumn Crocuses The meadow is poisonous but pretty in the autumnThe cows that graze there are slowly poisonedMeadow-saffron the colour of lilac and of shadowsUnder the eyes grows there your eyes are like those flowersMauve as their shadows and mauve as this autumnAnd for your eyes' sake my life is slowly poisoned Children from school come with their commotionDressed in smocks and playing the mouth-organPicking autumn crocuses which are like their mothersDaughters of their daughters and the colour of your eyelidsWhich flutter like flowers in the mad breeze blown The cowherd sings softly to himself all aloneWhile slow moving lowing the cows leave behind themForever this great meadow ill flowered by autumn Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Autumn Ill Autumn ill and adoredYou die when the hurricane blows in the roseriesWhen it has snowedIn the orchard treesPoor autumnDead in whiteness and richesOf snow and ripe fruitsDeep in the skyThe sparrow hawks cryOver the sprites with green hair the dwarfsWhove never been lovedIn the far tree-linesthe stags are groaningAnd how I love O season how I love your rumblingThe falling fruits that no one gathersThe wind the forest that are tumblingAll their tears in autumn leaf by leafThe leavesYou pressA crowdThat flowsThe lifeThat goes Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Cest Lou Quon La Nommait Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Carte Postale Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • C'Est Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Chantre Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Chef De Section Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Chevaux De Frise Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Clotilde The anemone and flower that weepshave grown in the garden plainwhere Melancholy sleepsbetween Amor and DisdainThere our shadows linger toothat the midnight will dispersethe sun that makes them dark to viewwill with them in dark immerseThe deities of living dewLet their hair flow down entireIt must be that you pursueThat lovely shadow you desire Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Con Large Comme Un Estuaire Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Cors De Chasse Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Cortge Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Crpuscule Guillaume Apollinaire

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