The Book is a Ghost

The Book is a Ghost

Writings by Roger Gilbert-Lecomte selected and translated by yours truly. Available from Solar Luxuriance.

The Alchemy of the Eye

An essay on film from the collection of writings by Roger Gilbert-Lecomte that i edited and translated has been published online by ENTROPY. Check it out here.

is forever unreachable
so too here
nowhere we remain

as if nothing (excerpt)

Each image is the debris of time.
It only keeps what no longer passes,
a crystallization in the depths of the gaze
which can only name – watering can,
bush, mountain, clouds.
As for the rest, it’s not seen but it’s all there

August 2nd

Chaque image est un débris de temps.
Elle ne garde que ce qui ne passe plus,
une forme de sel au fond du regard
qui ne sait que nommer – arrosoir,
buisson, montagne, nuages.
Pour le reste, on ne voit rien mais tout est là

Jacques Ancet
tr. Michael Tweed

of gods

it would seem
that some gods
are violent gods
others frivolous gods
and many
not gods at all
sure we dream
of a world
in which all gods
would be peaceful
caring gods
but we are part
of the world
as are the gods
and so it is not
for us to choose
the divine
but to recognize
and accept it
no matter
how difficult
especially when
it appears anything
but divine