November 1st, 2012

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как издают поэзию не у нас

"Cerise Press", an international online journal based in the United States and France, builds cross-cultural bridges by featuring artists and writers in English and translations, with an emphasis on French and Francophone works.
публикация

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poetry grows from nothing —
we take a hanging picture
facing a window,
or rather, the moment
shadows appear on the wall
of trees growing
beyond the window —

the canvas remains untouched,
though the sketched river
flows — and the shadows, in contrast,
come and go
(depending on the clouds)
and float, bit by bit,
upon the river

a wall is a fixed single
thing, but because
no one sees it
(and what’s upon it) — a poem
in motion / rest,
object / subject,
art and life
(not to mention the window)
remains un-
written

translated by Cris Mattison