Alain Bosquet

(1919-1998 / Odessa)

Alain Bosquet Poems

1. No Need 10/28/2013
2. What Forgotten Realm? 10/28/2013

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What Forgotten Realm?

Let me introduce to you
my poetry: it's an island flying
from book to book
searching for
the page where it was born,
then stops at my house, both wings wounded,
for its meals of flesh and cold phrases.

I paid dearly for the poem's visit!
My best words lie down to sleep in the nettles,
my greenest syllables dream
of a silence as young as themselves.

Offer me the horizon which no longer dares
to swim across even one book.
I will give you this sonnet in return:
in that place live the birds
signed by the ocean;
and also these exalted ...

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