Study Guide

Morning Walk

by Claire Malroux

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Text of the Poem

I
The white ocean in which birds swim
Between the chimneys
Is it a dream
Beginning over again, or is it
The antiseptic other side of death? 5

2
The sun displays its face-paints
On a pallid stone wall
Bedecks the buildings
For luminous tournaments
It takes so few hours 10
To smooth away the night
While our wrinkles are
Irreversible

3
Watchful, the windows
Open their eyelids 15
The grass sleeps profoundly
Like an old child
Sucking the earth

4
The trees, chasubled in sparrows
Will always be ready to bless the day 20