The Legs of the Sky

Translated by Jo Levy
The floor, moonlit, the moon behind you, is not enclosed by walls; a patch of sky is hidden by distant trees. But a patch of floor is 
itself hidden by the sky’s legs, standing on it, and this cannot be the 
opportunity for useless thoughts.
 
Translated from the French

© 2016 C. Herscovici/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
 
Source: Poetry (July/August 2016)
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