Gustave Roud

Roud Gustave

Gustave Roud (1897-1976) was a Swiss Romand poet and photographer. He passed his entire life living alone with his sister Madeleine on a farm in the Vaudois region of Switzerland. He is considered one of Switzerland’s greatest poets, and influenced disciples among whom the most well-known is Philippe Jaccottet.

  • From Gustave Roud’s Air of Solitude

    All that’s left of the signpost is a mute shaft,