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Georges Limbour/ Soleils Bas

Georges Limbour/ “Soleils bas”
“La joyeuse cornemuse”
Le chérubin rachitique

soufflait toujours dans un ballon.
Quand il se promenait dans la rue

avec ses poumons dans sa main

les chats aussitôt le suivaient

les bouchers devant leurs viandes

riaient d’un rire apoplectique.
Quand il eut ainsi réuni

les chats d’Europe et d’Amérique

ces animaux le déchirèrent

mais il n’avait que du sang bleu.
Artères, arbres mal plantés

aux avenues des sentiments

qui ne savez que deux saisons,

Quand me pendrai-je à l’ une?
This is one of the remarkable poems in “Soleils Bas” (“Low Sun”) which was first published in 1924. In this 1972 Gallimard edition, this short suite of poems is followed by other selected poems and by stories and tales from 1919-1968.
Georges Limbour (11 August 1900 – 22 May 1970) was a French writer of prose and poetry. He was a member of the Surrealist Movement in Paris during the 1920s, but was expelled in 1929. Before his association with André Breton and the Surrealists, Limbour co-edited, along with Roger Vitrac and René Crevel, the avant-garde review Aventure (1921–22). Later, he contributed to Georges Bataille’s journal Documents (1929–30), and, with a number of other dissident ex-surrealists, signed the anti-Breton pamphlet Un Cadavre.

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