"In each completed poem, what is important is the secret heartbeat it both conceals and reveals. That is how I see the oracle of the Jerusalem almond tree - it flowers in winter, starting at the end of January. Since its blossom is covered in snow, it cannot be seen clearly. It's a snow almond tree [...]".

Claude Vigée, L'amandier sous le Gel

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The French poet Claude Vigée, born in Bischwiller in 1921, was awarded the Grand Prix de Poésie of the Académie Française in 1996. His manuscripts, deposited regularly at the BNU, form an exceptional collection. To find out more about his work and his topicality, the centre for Alsace-related material suggests the following link: [in French].

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