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WHAT ELSE SEARCHES THE WORD FOR...


What else,

searches the word for
in the sediment of the verse

if not for the impalpable
—which exists

just as the water of the river
escapes the hand
but learns its limits in the jar,
conserves its form
and refreshes

as sometimes does
a poem.



GERMAIN DROOGENBROODT, Belgium-Spain

From “In the Stream of time, Meditations in the Himalayas”