Friday, December 30, 2011

shading off...

"Le voyageur marchant sur son ombre écrit
sans attendre que le ciel marque minuit
sous le bataille de plumes la pierre sonne."

[last verse from "Sonnet" by Alfred JARRY (1873-1907)]

[translation from the french by Francis Scarfe:: 
"The striding traveller writes his shadow down;
not waiting for the sky to strike midnight
the feathers hammer on the chiming stone."]

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