Daily Poem: A Mirror ~ Jean Follain

November 8, 2016 | Filed Under Poem for Hela | No Comments

A Mirror
~ Jean Follain
Translated from French by Czeslaw Milosz and Robert Hass

Having gone upstairs
on steps of dark oak
she finds herself before
a mirror with a worm-eaten frame
she contemplates in it her virgin torso
all the countryside is ablaze
and gently arrives at her feet
a domestic beast
as if to remind her
of the animal life
which conceals om itself also
the body of a woman.


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