i listen in secret


i listen in secret

(psyche sings to eros)

“…Moi j’écoute en secret une autre voix…”

-Jean Moreas *

i listen

in secret

to another voice

we have considered the decadent

smoke of the autumn harvest burning

when numinescence infuses all

life with summer’s sequestering glory

from the trees to the fecund foliage

to the eden garden beds of loam

the breeze whispers in an ancient tongue

neither graceful nor contemptuous to

we who follow the comfortable way

drunk on the incense of dying trees

singing still laughing

myself i listen

in secret to a more subtle voice

moaning so sighing of departures

this hart that voice as nothing if not

mine fluting through one already dead branch

to another voice

in silence

listening

love comes chanting something prefigures nothing

transfigures my love if not my beloved

 

mark emmanuel christopher valentine

(©26 november 2012 @ dafreewhitewolfe.wordpress.com)

Poeme-d-Autumne

V-a-on songer  á  l’automne

A l’aquilon détesté

Quand la lumiére environne

La vie et le fier été !

De l’arbre au profound feuillage

Des parterres du jardin

La brise tire un language

D’allégresse et de dédain.

Vous qui passez sur la route

Saouls de la séve des bois,

Chantez ! Riez ! Moi j’écoute

En secret une autre voix:*

Qui soupier de la sorte ?

O mon âme, n’est-ce-pas

Une branche déjà  morte

Qui vient de parler tout bas.

-Jean Moreas

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4 Responses to i listen in secret

  1. rebecca2000 says:

    Beautiful Jean.

    Like

  2. abichica says:

    OOh Jean.. this is exquisite! I just cant get enough of it! wooww! 🙂

    Like

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