Pierre Joris

(1946 / Strasbourg)

Pierre Joris Poems

1. In Betweenness 3/4/2014
2. Altars Of Light 1/20/2003

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Altars Of Light

If the light is the soul
then soul is what's
all around me.

It is you,
it is around you too,
it is you.

The darkness is inside me,
the opaqueness of organs folded
upon organs--

to make light in the house of
the body--
thus to bring the
outside in,
the impossible job.

And the only place to become
the skin
the border, the inbetween, where
dark meets light, where I meets

In the house of world the
many darknesses are surrounded
by light.

To see the one, we need
the other / it cuts ...

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