Winter along the Narrows

IMG_5470A man-shaped tree-trunk drifted up the Narrows some ten days ago to come to rest against the rocks and in front of our eyes.

Now at low tide, in the Great Cold, iced over, it finally reveals itself to Nicole’s perspicacious camera not as my supposed anthropoid but as an another E.T.-oid.

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Pierre Joris

Pierre Joris is a poet, translator, essayist & anthologist who has published more than 50 books, most recently, Meditations on the Stations of Mansur al-Hallaj (poems) from Chax Press and The University of California Book of North African Literature (volume 4 in the Poems for the Millennium series), coedited with Habib Tengour. Exile is My Trade: A Habib Tengour Reader edited & translated by Joris, and Pierre Joris: Cartographies of the In-between, essays on Joris’ work edited by Peter Cockelbergh, came out in 2012. Forthcoming are Barzakh — Poems 2000-2012 (Black Widow Press) & Breathturn Into Timestead:The Collected Later Poems of Paul Celan (FSG).

Comment on “Winter along the Narrows”

  1. My advice is to keep walking. One of these days an ‘attractive form’, a cross bred mutant from the deep, might just rise up and bite you! They rarely pose for pictures!

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