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Paul Éluard: True law of men despite the misery and war

Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

Paul Éluard
It’s The Sweet Law Of Men
Translated by A. S. Kline

It’s the sweet law of men
They make wine from grapes
They make fire from coal
They make men from kisses

It’s the true law of men
Kept intact despite
the misery and war
despite danger of death

It’s the warm law of men
To change water to light
Dream to reality
Enemies to friends

A law old and new
That perfects itself
From the child’s heart’s depths
To reason’s heights.

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