Jean-Pierre Parra

Paintings by Mariannic
Translations from French by David Sawaya


cold in front of the banished life
of all difficulties
you tip
rescue at hand
the balance

froid devant la vie chassée
de toutes les difficultés
tu fais pencher
sauvetage proche
la balance

Led Astray

Led astray
world traversed
in accompanied sunlight
you discover
traversed by waves of silence
the sky reaching out to the land

monde parcouru
dans la lumière du soleil accompagnée
tu découvres
parcouru des ondes de silence
le ciel tendu à la terre