SI PROCHE ... SO CLOSE ...
José-Flore Tappy trans. Patrick Williamson
Si proche
la plainte jamais tarie
des veuves sur leurs morts
elles tiennent leur peine
comme une canne
devant elles

soliloque sur les pierres
So close
the everflowing lament
of widows over their dead
they hold their sorrow
like a cane
in front of them

soliloquizes on the stones

Copyright © José-Flore Tappy 1999; trans. copyright © Patrick Williamson 1999 - publ. "The Chariton Review"


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