Michel Galiana

Rookie (1933-1999 / France)

Instant - Poem by Michel Galiana

If the mirrored rose is the instant mirrored
Which rose does in the rose show and mirror itself?
The echoed sounds within the brain's caverns and shelves
Do not outrank who utters them, as their lord.
A flight that is lit up by an instant sparkle
Is a moment renewed by space, always the same.
Dance, in your motionless drunkenness, you shall flame
With whirling steps your rest fettered in its shackles.
A flower is a flower's secret and chase for it.
Your walk is mere repose for the flash that has lit,
Mere remains of a warden benumbed by the rime.
Do you shine on my past or on my days to come?
I don't know, at the gate opening on my home,
If I adore a rose or breathe hurrying time.


Si la rose au miroir a reflété l'instant,
Quelle rose en la rose et se mire et révèle?
L'écho d'un chant sonnant aux grottes de cervelle
Pourrait-il éclipser le maître qui le tend?
Une fuite saisie en l'éclair du battant
Est le même moment qu'espace renouvelle.
Ronde sois immobile en ton ivresse et aile
Du tourbillon des pas ton repos impotent.
Le fleur est d'une fleur le secret et la chasse.
Ta marche est un repos pour l'orage qui passe,
Vestige du veilleur englouti dans la glace.
Luis-tu sur mes passés ou sur mes jours montants,
Ignorant au parvis où mon esprit prétend
Si j'adore la rose ou respire le temps.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 22, 2011


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