(andreas Vesalius, Padua,1538)
He cuts into immobile matter,
useless echo of an ancient, arduous love
amid roots. He cuts
like one who feels pity... more »
(grosmont Castle: The Great Chimney)
The dead are not like us. Suspended
in the midday still, they miss
satiety and thirst. They wane,
yet stay. Their eyes are set aside,... more »
(max Ernst And Dorothea Tanning In Arizona)
The rock grows like the plant grows,
it feels the cold, the heat, fear,
cries out, shouts, laughs.
What can we believe, what measurement can we use,... more »
A Bird Comes To The Most Distant And Solitary Shore...
A bird comes to the most distant and solitary shore.
It drinks a little of the water
that becomes turbid with sand
and then resumes its flight,... more »
Against A Wind That Breaks...
Against a wind that breaks,
some are suspended by a thread over earth... more »
Between The Difficult And The Impossible Extends...
Between the difficult and the impossible extends
the domain, always shifting. There,
always in transit, dwells man,
with his gaze fixed on fields... more »
It Does Not Matter In What Language One Writes...
It does not matter in what language one writes.
All language is foreign, incomprehensible.
Every word, as soon as pronounced,
flees far away, where nothing or nobody can reach it.... more »
Laughter Beyond The Wall...
Laughter beyond the wall.
They are two, maybe three. They play
In the water, splash and laugh.
They must be naked, wet... more »
Nothing grows except the grass…
Nothing grows except the grass.
Nothing leaps into sight except some stone
and what the stone contains and protects.... more »
The Dream Flees The Dream...
The dream flees the dream,
nothing can hold it, neither
rope, nor magnet, nothing. And this remains,
wood that burns and smokes, alone.... more »
This Is My Life, The Leaf Seems To Say...
This is my life, the leaf seems to say
as it falls from the branch
or the stone that rolls down the hillside.
Not much: no faith... more »
What Is The Measure, The Table...
What is the measure, the table,
the outline? In the shadow, instinct;
in the light, rust
that migrates from cable to cable.... more »
Why Does He Become Sick From What For Others...?
Why does he become sick from what for others
is a remedy? Why is the book
that even a child can understand
dark in his eyes? Why is... more »