After half a century of writing, Pierre-Alain Tâche (born in 1940) has built a large body of work, consisting of a poetic archipelagos constituted by different themes and styles. Those poetic collections, which all illustrate the relationship between the poet and the world, use different forms: brevity of the stroke, development of the thoughts, narrative amplitude. One of the main questions raised is the awareness of the moment, specifically in L’élève du matin (1978). Another essential question that arises in L’Inhabité (1980) is how to grow roots in a place, the possibility to inhabit the world. Since the early 80s this search has been developed in a variety of ways while looking for the simplicity of the everyday. Later on, L’Etat des lieux (1998), Nouvel état des lieux (2005) or Roussan (2006) have developed more of a sense of space and travel.