1.18.2011

Dienstag Dictung XLI; Words, Wide Night/The North Wind/Et la lune decend sur le temple qui fut



Somewhere on the other side of this wide night
and the distance between us, I am thinking of you.
The room is turning slowly away from the moon.

This is pleasurable. Or shall I cross that out and say
it is sad? In one of the tenses I singing
an impossible song of desire that you cannot hear.

La lala la. See? I close my eyes and imagine the dark hills I would have to
cross
to reach you. For I am in love with you

and this is what it is like or what it is like in words.

--Carol Ann Duffy
Et la lune decend sur le temple qui fut
(Images II No. 2)

--Claude Debussy
Picture
Casson
1. Carol Ann Duffy (b. 1955) Glasgow, Scotland
Appointed Poet Laureate of Great Britain in 2009. Author of poetry, children's books, and plays. She describes herself as a lover of simple words used in complex ways.
2. A.J. Casson (1898 - 1992) Toronto, Canada
The youngest member of the Group of Seven. Known for nature watercolors and mysterious CSI death (body found in lake, no water in lungs, blunt-force trauma to the head).
3. Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
(No, not the asteroid or the Mercurian crater.) French Impressionist composer.

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