Pierre Reverdy


Born
in Narbonne, France
September 13, 1889

Died
June 17, 1960

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Pierre Reverdy (September 13, 1889 – June 17, 1960) was a French poet whose works were inspired by and subsequently proceeded to influence the provocative art movements of the day, Surrealism, Dadaism and Cubism. The loneliness and spiritual apprehension that ran through his poetry appealed to the Surrealist credo. He, though, remained independent of the prevailing “isms,” searching for something beyond their definitions. His writing matured into a mystical mission seeking, as he wrote: “the sublime simplicity of reality."

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Pierre Reverdy

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Prose Poems

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Selected Poems

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The Thief of Talant

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Haunted House

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Plupart du temps

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Roof Slates and Other Poems...

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Sable mouvant / Au soleil d...

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رجل عاش بلا شكوك ولم يقتله ...

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Main D'oeuvre, 1913-1949

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“There is no love; there are only proofs of love.”
Pierre Reverdy

“DEPARTURE

The horizon slopes away

The days are longer
Trip

A heart hops in a cage
A bird sings
It is going to die
Another door is going to open
At the end of the corridor
Where a star
Begins to shine
A dark-haired woman
The lantern of the departing train

("Departure")”
Pierre Reverdy, The Cubist Poets in Paris: An Anthology

“God exists only if adored
Time is nothing if one has not dreamed

("Painting")”
Pierre Reverdy, The Cubist Poets in Paris: An Anthology
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