I picked this spring of heather
Autumn has died you must remember
We shall not see each other ever
I'm waiting and you must remember
Time's perfume's is a spring of heather
('L' Adieu' (The Farewell) line 1;translation from
Donald Revell(trans). Alcools (Hanover,NH: Wesleyan University Press, 1995)p.83
(Apollinaire at French Wikisource).
Guillaume Apollinaire and Anne Frank '....shall not see each other ever...' as he wrote in his poem 'L' Adieu',but the most significant poet, novelist, play writer and critic art of the early 20th century in his youth lived also in Stavelot Abbey in Belgium.Self-sufficient to the Walloon dialect Apollinaire wrote poetry during his stay to Stavelot lot of which has survived.
(Text/photography Stavelot Abbey(c) Tzina-Mersina Alimpoutaki-Joustra.
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Guillaume Apollinaire( Rome 1880- Paris 19180) came for the first time to StavelotAbbey in Liege Province in Belgium when he was 19 years old. His literature's works, poems and novels preserved for posterity even was aware of the future.
His 'Apollinaire's poetic world ' together with Anne's Frank huis ' inside her walls' exhibition from Amsterdam to Stavelot Abbey... have been relived under the same roof..
Stavelot Abbey.Province Liege. Belgium.
Photography of Guillaume Apollinaire soldier in spring 1916 after his sharpnel wound to the temple. FileWikimedia Commons.
Guillaume Apollinaire photographie par Picasso en 1910. Saved by Patricia Elbeldingwww.pinterest.com
The famous poet who supported avant-garde movement,experimented through his invention calligramme- poems in the form of drawings , befriended avant-garde artists such as Picasso, Duchamp, Braque, Matisse and Henri Rousseau and literature circles of surrealists Andre Breton and Aragon. Apollinaire who invented the term surrealism, influenced by artists of symbolism when moved to Paris at age of 20.
Guillaume Apollinaire Calligramme (meaning in Greeks: good line).
The writer of experimental poetry who said '.. the art must be free of reflection to be poetic. The act of creation must come from imagination, intuition because it must be as close as the life of nature...' died in 1918 in Paris of the Spanish flu. Apollinaire's tomb is designed by Pablo Picasso.
Collection Anne Frank House Amsterdam. Copyright(c)Anne Frank Home Amsterdam. Photographs and documents from Anne Frank life exhibit in The Stavelot Abbey Museum.
The documentation Centre that presents over 100 Apollinaire's works in The Stavelot Abbey Apollinaire Museum.
'Muse Inspiring the poet.' 1909.
Portrait of French poet Apollinaire -1888-1918- and his muse French painter Laurence by Henri Rousseau (1844-1910.)
Stavelot Abbey Museum. Exhibition Anne Frank.Collection Anne Frank Maison Amsterdam. Copyright(c)Anne Frank Home Amsterdam.
Stavelot Abbey. Summer 2015.
Stavelot Abbey ancient monastery Benedictine was founded in 1651.