Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Samuel Beckett

___________________


Samuel Beckett by Steve Schapiro, 1964
_____________
from
Echo's Bones
Samuel Beckett

Alba

before morning you shall be here
and Dante and the Logos and all strata and mysteries
and the branded moon
beyond the white plane of music
that you shall establish here before morning

grave suave singing silk
stoop to the black firmament of areca
rain on the bamboos flowers of smoke alley of willows

who though you stoop with fingers of compassion
to endorse the dust
shall not add to your bounty
whose beauty shall be a sheet before me
a statement of itself drawn across the tempest of emblems
so that there is no sun and no unveiling
and no host
only I and then the sheet
and bulk dead


____________

No comments:

There was an error in this gadget