Friday, March 28, 2008

Here is a poem by Paul Eluard from his 1926 collection Capital of Pain, which is a key surrealist text and the basis of Godard's Alphaville:


All my girlfriends are hunchbacks:
They love their mothers.
All my animals are obligatory,
They have furniture feet
And window hands.
The wind is bent out of shape,
It needs a suit made to measure,
That’s why
I tell the truth without telling it.