Eugene Levich Poems
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To Paint The Portrait Of A Bird... By Jacques Prévert
First paint a cage
With an open door
For the bird
Then place the canvas against a tree
In a garden
In a wood
Or in a forest
Hide yourself behind the tree
Sometimes the bird will arrive soon
But it could also easily take many years
For it to decide
Wait if necessary for years
The rapidity or slowness of the arrival of the bird
Has no connection with the success of the painting
When the bird arrives
If it ...
Sometime in the future the Sun will explode and destroy the Earth.
What then will this poem be worth...
Or anything else for that matter?
Since neither you nor I nor anyone else will still be here.
The plays of Sophocles, Euripides, and Shakespeare
Our long lost loves