Je veux que le matin l’ignore
Le nom que j’ai dit à la nuit,
Et qu’au vent de l’aube, sans bruit
Comme une larme il s’évapore.

Je veux que le jour le proclame
L’amour qu’au matin j’ai caché,
Et, sur mon coeur ouvert penché,
Ainsi qu’un grain d’encens l’enflamme.

Je veux que le couchant l’oublie
Le secret que j’ai dit au jour
Et l’emporte, avec mon amour.
Aux plis de sa robe pâlie !


About Paul Armand Silvestre


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Poet of the day

John Fuller is an English poet and author, and Fellow Emeritus at Magdalen College, Oxford.

Fuller was born in Ashford, Kent, England, the son of poet and Oxford Professor Roy Fuller, and educated at St Paul's School and New College, Oxford. He began teaching in 1962 at the State University...
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Poem of the day


One Joseph 'Rudy' Julian,
A World War Two Marine,
Was killed on Iwo Jima in a
A most heroic scene.

On Iwo Jima, forty-five,
Where three Marine Divisions fought,
The enemy vowed kill ten of us
Before each being caught.

The nineteenth day of...
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