Guillaume Apollinaire (1880–1918) is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. He was also a fiction writer, experimental playwright, pioneering art critic, and editor of erotica. He invented the word “surrealism.”



Here you are close to me again Memories of my companions killed in the war The olive of time Memories that make just one As a hundred pelts make just one fur coat As these thousands of wounds make just one newspaper article Somber …