The Ring of Stars

The Ring of Stars

In order to make a star with five branches
Where six would have been the same
A circle must first be drawn
In order to make a star with five branches …

A ring!

One did not take so many precautions
In order to make a tree from many branches
Trees that hide the stars
Trees!
You, full of nests and song birds
Covered with branches and leaves
That you lift as far as the stars!

– Robert Desnos

(Tree Silhouette Against Starry Night Sky — Image by © Robert Llewellyn/Corbis)

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