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Benjamin Peret was a 'Surrealist's Surrealist, ' Elizabeth Jackson tells us in her introduction to 'A Marvelous World, ' the first book to present an extensive and representative selection of Peret's poems in English.
Hardcover, 97 pages
Published February 1st 1985 by Louisiana State Univ Press
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Shelves: poetry, surreal-dada
Dark teeth climb on the stars
Whats stars
A voice cries out on the lawn bruised
like a buttock
What buttocks
The wind covers the seeds' hair
The seeds will pass on
but your clouds will not
I have one in my pocket
which will rise clear up to my mouth
Then I'll smile at your stars

That's funny huh
- Portrait of Paul Éluard, pg. 17

* * *

He came
he pissed
As he was alone
he left
but he will return
an eye in his hand
an eye in his belly
and will smell a clove
of garlic cloves of garlic
Still alone
he will eat the blue asp
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Benjamin Péret (4 July 1899 – 18 September 1959) was a French poet, Parisian Dadaist and a founder and central member of the French Surrealist movement with his avid use of Surrealist automatism.
Benjamin Péret was born in Rezé, France on 4 July 1899. He, as a child, acquired little education due to his dislike of school and he instead attended the Local Art School from 1912. He too, however, resig
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