Poem Fix of the Day, June 26, 2011.

Paul Eluard inspired my favorite Milan Kundera novel Life is Elsewhere.  Kundera writes the book part as patronage and part as parody.  As a poet, Eluard was great, but he shouldn’t have gotten so mixed in with politics.

A single smile disputes

Each star with the gathering night

A single smile for us both

–Paul Eluard, from A Single Smile

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