Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fairy Tale Poetry Week: Fairy Tale by Robert Desnos


Today's offering for Fairy Tale Poetry Week in honor of National Poetry Month:

Fairy Tale
by Robert Desnos (1900-1945)

Many times upon a time
There was a man who loved a woman.
Many times upon a time
There was a woman who loved a man.
Many times upon a time
There was a man and there was a woman
Who did not love the ones who loved them.

Once upon a time
Perhaps only once
A man and a woman who loved each other.

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I'm not necessarily trying to share "disillusionment" poems this week, but so many of the fairy tale influenced ones are.

For a list of fairy tale themed poetry collections, I have a Fairy Tale Poetry list on Amazon. There are also many poems scattered throughout the SurLaLune website...

The painting is The Symbol by Sir Frank Dicksee.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE Robert Desnos!! Thank you for including him. :)

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