Lady Liberte

Lady Liberte

This is a translation of a French poem by Paul Éluard, a French surrealist poet who wrote between and during

This is a translation of a French poem by Paul Éluard, a French surrealist poet who wrote between and during the two world wars in which he was involved either as a soldier or as a member of the French resistance, titled Liberté. The poem was written and published in 1942 while the author was active in the French resistance and France was occupied by Germany. The poem became a symbol at the time of the refusal by French intellectuals to submit to the oppression of the occupation.

On my school notebooks
On my school desk and the trees
On the sand on the snow
I write your name

On all the pages read
On all the blank pages
Stone blood paper or ash
I write your name

On the golden images
On the warriors’ arms
On the kings’ crown
I write your name

On the jungle and the desert
On the nests on the brooms
On the echo of my childhood
I write your name

On the wonders of the nights
On the white bread of the days
On the seasons engaged
I write your name

On all my ragsof azure
On the pond mildewed sun
On the lake live moon
I write your name

On the fields on the horizon
On the wings of the birds
And on the mill of the shadows
I write your name

On every puff of dawn
On the sea on the boats
On the mad mountain
I write your name

On the foam of the clouds
On the sweat of the storm
On the thick and dull rain
I write your name

On the scintillating figure
On the bells of the colors
On the physical truth
I write your name

On the paths awake
On the roads unfurled
On the squares overflowing
I write your name

On the lamp that comes alight
On the lamp that dies out
On my houses combined
I write your name

On the fruit cut in halves
Of the mirror and of my room
On my empty shell bed
I write your name

On my gourmand and tender dog
On his pricked up ears
On his clumsy paw
I write your name

On the springboard of my door
On the familiar objects
On the flood of the blessed fire
I write your name

On any granted flesh
On my friends’ brow
On every hand held out
I write your name

On the window of the surprises
On the attentive lips
Well above the silence
I write your name

On my destroyed shelters
On my crumbled beacons
On the walls of my boredom
I write your name

On the absence without desire
On the bare solitude
On the steps of death
I write your name

On the health returned
On the risk disappeared
On hope without remembrance
I write your name

And by the power of a word
I start my life again
I was born to know you
To name you

Liberty.

OUTFIT: Liberte by Moon Amore ~ Available at ROMP
HAIR: Cara by Wasabi Pills ~ Available at Collabor88 {August 8 to Sept 6th}
BOOTS: Claire Latex Boots by Pure Poision ~ Available at Collabor88 {August 8 to Sept 6th}
BATON: From Mayorette by Una
TEARS: Lovely Tears by Cubic Cherry ~ Available at Blush {Aug 14 to Aug 28}
HEAD: Kimberly by CATWA
SKIN: Agatha {Nordic} by DeeTaleZ ~ Available at UBER {July 25 to August 23}
LIPS: Ena Lip by NOX ~ Available at Blush {Aug 14 to Aug 28}
POSE: Clelphane Flowers by Le Poppycock ~ Available at Collabor88 {August 8 to Sept 6th}

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