Walter Conrad Arensberg: Voyage à l'Infini

Updated September 23, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

Voyage à l'Infini

Walter Conrad Arensberg

The swan existing
Is like a song with an accompaniment
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
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
At night
The lake is a wide silence,
Without imagination.
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