Paul Eluard was one of the surrealist poets, writing at the same time one of my favorite painters was producing his work - Rene Magritte. I strive for this level of detail and surprise. Magritte said his images' evocations were "endowed with the power to delight and surprise" - he called that power poetry.
The earth is blue like an orange
Never a mistake words do not lie
They no longer give you cause to sing
It’s kisses turn to get along (hear each other)
Madmen and lovers
She her wedding-ring mouth
All the secrets all the smiles
And what garments of indulgence
To believe her quite naked.
The wasps are flowering green
The dawn is worn around the neck
A necklace of windows
Wings cover the leaves
You have all the solar joys
All the sunlight upon the earth
On the roads of your beauty.