lundi 18 janvier 2016

And, Nonetheless / Philippe Jaccottet / John Taylor

VIOLETS

A mere tuft of pale violets,
a tuft of those frail, almost faint flowers,
and a child playing in the garden…

On that day in the month of February, not so remote yet vanished like all the other days of ours lives that we will never grasp again, those violets cleared up my sight

And Nonetheless: Selected Prose and Poetry 1990-2009, Philippe Jaccottet.
Translated and introduced by John Taylor, Chelsea Editions, 2011, p.197.

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