Philippe Denis: “A Vivre…/To Live…”

Image: detail from second breath by heykelley

A VIVRE . . .
A vivre comme respirer,
à s’avancer
au-devant de sa vie–

ce que nous rejoignons
sort de ce jour
comme le vent,

notre respiration.

–Philippe Denis

TO LIVE . . .
To live in the way one breathes,
to move on
in front of one’s life–

what we reach
emerges from the day
like the wind,

our breath.

Translation by Paul Auster


~ by matt on 25 January 2010.

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