Monday, January 12, 2009

A Domain of Movements...

Charles Emile Jacque, Paysage, 1848

The swifts turn in the heights of air,
yet higher unseen stars are turning.

So we live in a domain of movements
and distances; so the heart
goes from tree to bird, from bird to distant stars,
from the star to its love…

~ Fragment from Jaccottet’s
Seedtime that was never included in the only English translation.