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I Cannot be Known

Poem By: Paul Eluard   |   Views: 1309   |   Word Count: 65   |   View PDF   |   Print View

  


I cannot be known
Better than you know me

Your eyes in which we sleep
We together
Have made for my man's gleam
A better fate than for the common nights

Your eyes in which I travel
Have given to signs along the roads
A meaning alien to the earth

In your eyes who reveal to us
Our endless solitude

Are no longer what they thought themselves to be

You cannot be known
Better than I know you.
 

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About the Author Paul Eluard (1895 - 1952) was born to a lower-middle-class family in Saint Denis, Paris. His father was a bookkeeper, his mother, helped out with the household income by making dresses. At the age of 16 Paul was... Read Paul Eluard's Full Biography  
 
 
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