IL Y A DES ÉCHELLES ... SCALES OF THINGS ...
Valérie Rouzeau trans. Susan Wicks


....Il y a des échelles:. on ne les touche
pas.
....Loin d'une .fleur. par battement que
j'aurais voulu.
....Si .j'entends .appeler .mon nom. ce
n'est pas toi.
....Ni moi - j'ai le coeur dans les pieds,
la tête.
....Du sol .au soleil . ce .bouquet .d'en
rêve monte comme un record.


....Scales of things. are like ladders: .you
mustn't touch.
....Far from the flower .for every .beat .I
would have liked.
....If I hear .my name being called .it isn't
you.
....Nor me - my .heart's .in .my .feet, .my
head.
....From the ground to the sun .this dream
bouquet is rising, beating all records.

Copyright © Valérie Rouzeau 2009; trans. copyright © Susan Wicks 2009 - publ. Arc Publications


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