May 05, 2008


Removing copulatives makes matters mysterious,
relieving images of causes, effects
deburred for a smoother ride

—Anne Talvaz
(original published in "Imagines", Editions Farrago, Tours, France, 2002)

Posted by dwaber at 12:49 PM

May 04, 2008


The drizzle repeating itself, the mountains' murmur,
white as the mist and sky. Today,
no music in the mother-chamber, behind the

curtains, and both wooden blinds. Today
the weather has darkened, and left sleeves damp. Despite the charcoal burner,
the resplendent fabrics, something nostalgia itself

can no longer contain. And behind the fierily flushed cheeks, the sweat-drenched hair,
the ink-stained fingers, perhaps
the sadness is true.

—Anne Talvaz
(original published in "Panaches de Mer, Lithophytes et Coquilles", Editions
Comp'Act, Chambery, France, 2006)

Posted by dwaber at 02:58 PM