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la pomme aux cheveux lâchés

n'a rien dit pour se défendre

si ce n'est

le bruit de sa chute

 

la pente le recueille

en son ruisseau

 

et l'eau descendant

fait la différence

 

extraits de Retours de lignes, Hélène Tyrtoff

recueil à paraître en mars 2024 chez Apic Editions, Alger, collection Poèmes du Monde dirigée par Habib Tengour

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the loose head of the apple

said nothing to defend itself

except for

the noise of its fall

 

the slope gathers it

into its stream

 

and the water descending

can tell the difference

Translation: Zoë Skoulding

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de appel met losse haren

zei niets te zijner verdediging

behalve

het geluid van zijn val

 

de helling vangt hem op

in zijn beek

 

en het afdalende water

maakt het verschil

Vertaling: Jan H. Mysjkin

Poet

TYRTOFF Hélène

TYRTOFF Hélène

Poems

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