Who is Paul Eluard

Paul Éluard (French: [elɥar]), born Eugène Émile Paul Grindel ([ɡʁɛ̃dɛl]; 14 December 1895 – 18 November 1952), was a French poet and one of the founders of the Surrealist movement.In 1916, he chose the name Paul Éluard, a matronymic borrowed from his maternal grandmother. He adhered to Dadaism and became one of the pillars of Surrealism by opening the way to artistic action politically committed to the Communist Party.

During World War II, he was the author of several poems against Nazism that circulated clandestinely. He became known worldwide as The Poet of Freedom and is considered the most gifted of French surrealist poets.


Éluard was born in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France, the son of Eugène Clément Grindel and wife Je...
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Paul Eluard Poems

  • Certitude
    If I speak itâ??s to hear you more clearly
    If I hear you Iâ??m sure to understand you

    If you smile itâ??s the better to enter me ...
  • Other Children
    "Little child of my five senses
    and of my tenderness."
    Let us cradle our loves,
    We will have good children. ...
  • Hunted
    A few grains of dust more or less
    On ancient shoulders
    Locks of weakness on weary foreheads
    This theatre of honey and faded roses ...
  • Uninterrupted Poetry
    From the sea to the source
    From mountain to plain
    Runs the phantom of life
    The foul shadow of death ...
  • Ecstasy
    I am in front of this feminine land
    Like a child in front of the fire
    Smiling vaguely with tears in my eyes
    In front of this land where all moves in me ...
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I Love You 20 Love 20 Sky 15 Earth 14 Heart 13 Night 13 Fire 12 Life 11 Speak 11 Sleep 10

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Vidarteecologia: one of the most beautiful poems, portuguese, english and original french written at the end of the tragedy of the 2nd world war.tribute to those who defend it, in this time when they want it defeated!  freedom -paul Éluard – translation:carlos d.andrade.
Hillspdyof: a semiotic study of l'immaculee conception by paul eluard and andre breton agqdp00
Smith74cas: last love poems of paul eluard (english and french edition) prqotkg
Pergament_f: Éluard collaborated with the catalan surrealist joan miró on what would become a landmark event in publishing history. eleven years in the making, and only completed by miró after the poet's death,À toute épreuve was a project with no hierarchy between text and image.
Vdakasini: yesterday i heard nine inch nail presented as “*the* nine inch kale” and today i dreamt paul Éluard had written asoiaf character analysis in his poetry. morality: i should not watch shows without subtitles and i should not fall asleep to podcasts of old radio programmes
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Le Masque (The Mask)
 by Charles Baudelaire

Statue allégorique dans le goà»t de la Renaissance

Contemplons ce trésor de grâces florentines;
Dans l'ondulation de ce corps musculeux
L'Elégance et la Force abondent, soeurs divines.
Cette femme, morceau vraiment miraculeux,
Divinement robuste, adorablement mince,
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