this yielding enchantment…

“The man and the woman brought together by the agency of love remind me of the hull of a boat moored by its hawser to the spell of the pier. This burble, this yielding enchantment, these incessant nips, the nearness of the abyss, and above all, this fugitive assuredness: a tie-up between the storm and the lull.

-Char, fragment 64, A une sérénité crispée (in Recherche de la base et du sommet)
Translation and sketch by Nikiibu


Posted on November 10, 2008, in Bookrest and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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