THRESHOLDS

THRESHOLDS

 

It is a rickety, dream-dipped city,
blinking its evening rooms, biting
with a punctured silhouette
of Jack-o’-Lantern teeth.


                           The darkness is shining
         and deep beneath the skin of sleep
the flat is damp and beating.
We are wee beasties in the fat pulp
of a flower’s pointed heart.


                       Colour of the golden hour
                    through an eyelid. Egg yolk.


The night cracks open,
honeycombs, constellates the lambent households
and hangs us up as ghosts to dry in arabesques.


                                    Sudden cobwebs.


We are so many distant orbs and somewhere,
down a dream-lit, lacing corridor I lift the veil,
like a bead curtain, and whisper their names.



 

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THRESHOLDS

 

Nous sommes de petites bêtes dans la pulpe grasse

du cœur pointu d’une fleur.

            Couleur de l'heure d'or

            à travers une paupière. Jaune d'œuf.

La nuit s'ouvre,

Rayons de miel, constelle les foyers chatoyants

et nous accroche comme des fantômes à sécher en arabesques.

            Toiles d’araignées soudaines.

Traduction : Muriel Gerbaud et Nathalie Fairburn


 

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THRESHOLDS

 

We zijn klein beestjes in de vettig pulp

van een bloem puntig hart

            Kleur van het gouden huur

            door een ooglid. Eidooier.

De nacht kraks openen,

honingraat, constellate de glinsterende huishoudens

En hangt ons op zoals geest om te drogen in arabesks.

            Plotse spinnenwebs.

Vertaling: Muriel Gerbaud


 

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THRESHOLDS

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