PARESSEIDLENESS
Henri Michauxtrans. David & Helen Constantine
Paresse: rêve sans fin qui rêve indérangée Idleness: dream without end that dreams life
la vie, parenthèse fluideunderanged, a fluid parenthesis
Alentour, projets, plans, départs,Around, projects, plans, departures,
Des édifices tombent, montent, remontent,Buildings fall, they rise, they rise up again,
Paresse rêveIdleness dreams
sur son puits qui s'approfonditover its deepening well

Copyright © Éditions Gallimard 1985; Trans. Copyright © David & Helen Constantine 1992 - publ. Bloodaxe Books



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