Calligramme

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Gert came across this delightful work by Guillaume Apollinaire (real name Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki) in her French conversation group. As you see, the calligramme traces the exact outlines of the photo of Marie-Louise de Coligny. Mignon, n’est-ce pas?

Drink yourself in

That absolute darling, it’s you

Beneath the big straw hat

Eyes

Nose

Mouth

See, the oval of your face

Your delectable neck

last of all, as if seen through a cloud

the vague outline of your utterable adorable breast

A little lower beats your heart

 

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