not a pretty picture. not a good. not a bad. picture. but an argument.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

whiteness can be best desribed by greyness

and yet whiteness
can be best described by greyness
a bird by a stone
in december...

the most palpable
description of bread
is that of hunger....

a transparent
source-like description
of water
is that of thirst
of ash
of desert...
lack hunger
of flesh
is a description of love...

from "A Sketch for a Modern Love Poem" by Tadeusz R├│┼╝ewicz
translated by Czeslaw Milosz