Walter Conrad Arensberg: Voyage à l'Infini

Voyage à l'Infini

Walter Conrad Arensberg

The swan existing Is like a song with an accompaniment Imaginary.
Across the grassy lake, Across the lake to the shadow of the willows, It is accompanied by an image, — as by Debussy's "Reflets dans l'eau".
The swan that is Reflects Upon the solitary water — breast to breast With the duplicity: "The other one!"
And breast to breast it is confused. O visionary wedding!  O stateliness of the procession! It is accompanied by the image of itself Alone.
At night The lake is a wide silence, Without imagination.