"Each couple is its own vaudeville act."
— Zadie Smith, On Beauty
Every word is a doorway
to a meeting, one often cancelled,
and that’s when a word is true: when it insists on the meeting.
Yannis Ritsos, from “The Meaning of Simplicity,” The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry (Ecco, 2010)
Des vitraux de la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.
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