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Tristan Tzara

If the birds were among us to be mirrored
In the tranquil lake above our heads
                                             WE MIGHT UNDERSTAND
               Death would be a long and beautiful voyage
And an endless holiday for the flesh for structure for bone

— Tristan Tzara, from “The Death of Apollinaire (La Mort de Guillaume Apollinaire),” (1919) The Yale Anthology of Twentieth-century French Poetry. (Yale University Press; First Editiion edition, June 10, 2004)

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