Sunday, 6 November 2016

Athens 2016 #2 - poem

[On meeting someone who was unable to recall the name Georges Perec, author of 'La Disparition', a novel written without using the letter 'e']



L'usiv (Looking for Prc)

Again
our familiar companion is lost
missing
as on many occasions past

No historical insight
    assists us
No logical inquiry
    supports our loss
No divination
    can catch this ghost

You and I know
that to hunt for him
is folly
You and I know simply
to wait

His arrival is invariably swift
surprising
magical
His stay is always joyous
limpid
convivial
His vanishing is instant
brutal
shocking
encore

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