Oystercatcher Press

 Poems of Yves Bonnefoy 2

translated by Ian Brinton & Michael Grant 

YB2 cover image

£5.00 A5 24pp. ISBN: 978-1-905885-61-9.

The Garden



Stars vault high garden walls
            Like fruit from the tree beyond,

But stone from where death is

Is swept away, like a prow’s shadow,


Or memory, by the tree’s foam.

You and stars, chalk

Of a pure road, grow pale

To take the real garden from us,


And every road of the star-filled sky

Casts shadow

On this shipwrecked song,

And on our dark path.