I Said It To You

I said it to you for the clouds
I said it to you for the tree of the sea
For each wave for the birds in the leaves
For the pebbles of sound
For familiar hands

For the eye that becomes landscape or face
And sleep returns it the heaven of its colour
For all that night drank
For the network of roads
For the open window for a bare forehead
I said it to you for your thoughts for your words

Every caress every trust survives.

by Paul Eluard

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The madness of warfare, the absurdity of praising armies and military display. There is no beauty, no love, no sense, nothing praiseworthy in battle Love on the other hand has everything. All praiseworthy are comprised in love I got carried away reading this poem. It is truly beautiful and full of wisdom.
The translaor has put in stuff of his own which we could do wothout.
Lovely depiction of mighty feeling and spiritual experience of love elegantly brought forth with conviction.
.............beautifully said, there's no power stronger ★
The power of love is far stronger than the power of all armies. It is a beauty of a poem which I would like to read again and again.
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