cache_3246228204Inspired by comments from Janet over at Heart to Harp here’s another poem from Michel Pleau and his collection, “Eternity Taking It’s Time“.  The book wasn’t selected at random from the shelf, but Page 48 was:


you never know
what remains of the storm
after it has spilled
its overflow of lies
even into the abodes

nor how the lamps
drink from memory

and then comes the moment
when the night thinks
only of touching the name of things
to become the pond
that claims the abandoned world

Translation of La lenteur du monde by Howard Scott.

Publisher:  Bookland Press Inc. of Markham, ON.
ISBN: 978-1-926956-31-2

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