Guillaume Apollinaire/Alcools

Guillaume Apollinaire/ Alcools
“Le Bestiaire (or ‘Cortège d’Orphée’) is a section in Apollaire’s famous collection of poems called “Alcools”. The wood based illustrations are by Raoul Dufy.

These poems, especially the first one called “Zone”, are considered by some as the real starting point of modern poetry.

Several English translations are available.
(Gallimard, 1975, first edition 1920, first published in 1913)