APOLLINAIRE Guillaume

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APOLLINAIRE Guillaume
LA MÉSANGE [ENTENDS BATTRE MON CŒUR D'AMANT] [POEM to LOU]. AUTOGRAPH POEM SIGNED. February 2, 1915, 1 1/2 pages in-4 in ink. Guillaume Apollinaire's famous poem addressed from the front to the woman he loved, Louise de Coligny dite Lou. Poem of 8 quintils (stanza made up of five lines) dated, signed with erasures and corrections. ... The soldiers go slowly / In the troubled night of the city / Hear my lover's heart beat / This heart is worth a thousand / Since I love you madly / ... Listen to it beat my heart / A regiment of artillery / On the march, my artillery heart / For you it goes into battery / Listen to it little sister... Published in Œuvres poétiques, Poèmes à Lou, Gallimard, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, 1959
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