Analysis of Intimacy: Shadows in My House

melonyb

Pleasanton, United States

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Une maison ou je vais seul en appelant
Un nom que le silence et les murs me renvoient
Une étrange maison qui se tient dans ma voix
Et qu’habite le vent.
Je l’invente, mes mains dessinent un nuage
Un bateau de grand ciel au dessus des forets
Un brume qui se dissipe et disparait
Comme au jeu des images.

(A house where I go alone calling
A name that silence and the walls give back to me
A strange house contained in my voice
Inhabited by the wind
I invent it, my hands draw a cloud
A heaven-bound ship above the forests
Mist that scatters and disappears
As in the play of images.)

Pierre Seghers, Le domaine public, p. 70
As quoted and translated in
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, Beacon Press, p. 60

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