1907 – 1988'
Like his father, the poet René Char was born in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Apart from his poetry, he is probably most remembered for his friendship with Albert Camus and his work for the Résistance. His many publications include Arsenal (1929), Le Marteau sans maître (1934), Feuillets d'Hypnos (1946), Fureur et mystère (1948), and La Parole en archipel (1962).
IL EST LE CŒUR DE L'ÉTERNEL'
The couplet comes from Char's poem 'À la santé du serpent', from the book Le Poème pulvérisé.