From Distances

We live in a world of motion and distance.
The heart flies from tree to bird,
from bird to distant star,
from star to love; and love grows
in the quiet house, turning and working,
servant of thought, a lamp held in one hand.

– Philippe Jaccottet from ‘Distances’, translated by Derek Mahon

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March 17, 2014 · 1:27 am

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