THE TRAITS OF THE SKY

THE TRAITS OF THE SKY
by Pierre Reverdy

The fire that dances
The bird that sings
The wind that dies
The icy waves
And the surges of rumor
In the ear the distant cries
of the day that passes
all the weary flames
the voice of the voyager
All the powder in the sky
the heel on the earth
The eye fixed on the road
Where steps are inscribed
Which the number unrolls
To the names that have left
In the folds of the clouds
the unknown face
The one which you watch
And which has not come

2 thoughts on “THE TRAITS OF THE SKY

  1. Very elemental–loved the personification throughout the poem. It fills me with wonder for this creation in which we dwell, and how different the sky is…how it completes the rest of the earth…how it essential to life.

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