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Leiris, Michel: Miserly (Avare in English)

Portre of Leiris, Michel

Avare (French)


me dépouiller


réduire mon bagage à l’essentiel


Abandonnant ma longue traîne de plumes

de plumages

de plumetis et de plumets


devenir oiseau avare

ivre du seul vol de ses ailes

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Miserly (English)

Lighten me

unfeather me


strip my baggage down to bare


Abandoning my long-plumed train

of plumage

of needlepoint and feather spray


to become miser-bird

lyre of the lone flight of its wings

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