Category Archives: Prévert (Jacques)

I Went Out with a Bird on My Head

Prévert’s uncaged bird is a surrealist’s response to military bloviating.

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The Stages of Creativity

This magical Prévert poem captures the stages of the creative process.

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For My Father’s Funeral, Go Out Singing

My father would have loved that his funeral service will conclude with this Jacques Prévert poem.

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Bored Students, Don’t Forget Lyre Bird

Jacques Prévert’s lyre bird comes to the rescue of bored students everywhere.

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