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A POEM BY GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE

The poem "Chantre", part of the poetry collection "Alcools" by Guillaume Apollinare (1880- 1918), is one of the shortest poems written in French.

Its elegance and puzzling nature continues to delight readers of modern poetry.

    Cantor

 

                                            by Guillaume Apollinaire 

  And the solitary chord of marine trumpets

 

    Chantre

                          

                                                     par Guillaume Apollinaire                              

 
 

  Et l'unique cordeau des trompettes marines

Jean_Metzinger,_1911,_Etude_pour_le_port

Portrait of Guillaume Apollinaire by the French artist Jean Metzinger - credit: Wikipedia.

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