Sylvaine De Buyst

Rookie (January 23rd 1958 / Paris)

Sylvaine De Buyst Poems

1. The Garden In Pegwell Bay 12/22/2006
2. Ghosts 1/26/2006
Best Poem of Sylvaine De Buyst

Ghosts

I don't fear ghosts,
these gentle reflections
of the dead.
They glide
beside me,
hold my hand.

I am just afraid
of the ghosts
of the living...
When they step out
of your existence.

I am scared
of the streets
they have deserted;
frightened
of the words,
the touch
they have emptied.

I shiver
lurking among
their echoes;
my ankle is sore,
I carry their chains.

The ghosts
of the living
when they are leaving you.

The ghosts of the dead?
They never
rob you.
They just withdraw
and you ...

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