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The poet chooses to elucidate the image of Saint Apollinaire En Class in 'Lune de Miel'. One would love to explore more of such images as are described at some length. Here is another :
 
         "certain half-deserted streets,  
The muttering retreats         
Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels  
And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:  
Streets that follow like a tedious argument  
Of insidious intent  
To lead you to an overwhelming question …"
 
The amount of pain the poet took to elaborate on them underscores their crucial nature apropos the implicit/explicit design of his poetry.
 
Regards,
 CR


--- On Sat, 4/17/10, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:







an image a day -- at random
 
that's how i propose to enjoy them --
 
and some of you with me --
 
i hope --
 
CR
 
today's fare
 
"Et Saint Apollinaire, raide et ascétique,  
 Vieille usine désaffectée de Dieu, tient encore  
 Dans ses pierres écroulantes la forme précise de Byzance."