Wednesday, December 31, 2014

j'ai rêvé la nuit verte aux neiges éblouies...*

 the ascension of viridescent clouds towards mars
complicates the secular twilight of the northern skies

 with scant deposits of crystalline dust upon black earth
small gatherings in quick time before night falls

and closes up behind a serpentine continuum
with the veiled urgency of an unstoppable flow...

"Les Fleuves m'ont laissé descendre où je voulais
Dans les clapotements furieux des marées..."*

["The rivers let me drift down where I would
Down through the furious splashing of the tides..."]

* selected lines from "Le Bateau ivre" by Arthur Rimbaud [1854-1891]

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