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dimanche 14 janvier 2007

Our Desires

There is a wind that seeks the crevice
under my heart
the way insects file at night
beneath a doorway

Its edges are rough, it slits
the cords. It trips my steady breathing.
When it comes there is no one
I can trust.

It seems, at times, I have designed
too well this vision of you.
I cannot survive your eyes
when they are scarred with a need
for some lesser form of love.

I admit to this conceit.
And though you will not accept it
You love it nonetheless

It is just like you. Our desires
will always be kept sharp
by a kind of perversity. A need
to be each forever alone…

Its color is violet, like lips
that have been smashed by nights
or robbed of blood by lack of breath.
The wind I was speaking of does this.

I can feel it now.

Jim Carroll 

Jim Carroll, né à New York le 1er août 1949 et mort le 11 septembre 2009, est un écrivain, poète et musicien punk américain, connu notamment pour son livre autobiographique The Basketball Diaries qui a fait l'objet d'un film dans lequel joue Leonardo DiCaprio.

Carroll and his mentor, Ted Berrigan, once took a trip to see Carroll's idol, Jack Kerouac. When they got there, Kerouac supposedly said: "At thirteen years of age, Jim Carroll writes better prose than 89 percent of the novelists working today."
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2 commentaires:

  1. Coucou,
    je suis complétement fan de Kerouac et de ses livres, mais je n'ai pas encore lu ses recueils..
    Est ce que tu peux me dire d'où provient ce poème ?

    merci beaucoup (:

  2. Bonjour Amy, en fait ce poème est de Jim Carroll (j'ai ajouté des liens le concernant). Jack Kerouac était son idole, j'ai rectifié le post.
    Le poème : "Our Desires" se trouve dans le recueil : Fear of Dreaming: The Selected Poems.