My childhood was seashells and sandalwood, windmills and yachts in the southerly, ploughshares and keels. Randolph Stow.

THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

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Robert Desnos

Sky Song

The flower of the Alps told the seashell: “You’re shining”
The seashell told the sea: “You echo”
The sea told the boat: “You’re shuddering”
The boat told the fire: “You’re glowing brightly”
The fire told me: “I glow less brightly than her eyes”
The boat told me: “I shudder less than your heart does when she appears”
The sea told me: “I echo less than her name does in your love-making”
The seashell told me: “I shine less brightly than the phosphorus of desire in your hollow dream”
The flower of the Alps told me: “She’s beautiful”
I said: “She’s beautiful, so beautiful, she moves me.”

http://www.inspirationalstories.com/poems/sky-song-robert-desnos-poem/

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