Following the set Crève-Cœur (April 1941), which marked his return to poetry after ten years of interruption, Louis Aragon (1897-1982) publishes in March 1942 in Neufchâtel, Les Yeux d’Elsa – Elsa’s Eyes. This remembrance, so similar to the poetry written between June 1941 and February 1942, tells the story of his love for Elsa Triolet, his friend, his other half of a mystical couple, his soul mate, with whom he remained until her death in 1970.
He also wrote Le Roman inachevé (1956), Elsa (1959), Le Fou d’Elsa (1963), Il ne m’est Paris que d’Elsa (1964).
Aragon is a poet who loves the courtship, loves the idea of loving a woman. He composed his most beautiful poems while in love.
” Ma place de l’étoile, à moi, est dans mon cœur, et si vous voulez connaître le nom de l’étoile, mes poèmes suffisamment le livrent. ”
The place of my star, for me, is in my heart, and if you would like to know the name of this star, my poems will be enough to deliver it.
Pétrarque has sung about Laure, Ronsard Hélène, Lamartine, Elvire, and Aragon has selected Elsa as the recipient of his love poems. These are the most beautiful love letters ever written Les Yeux d’Elsa is one of the biggest works of art in the French poetry.