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It is midnight.

The coal of the hour burns out in white


Remains of souls flicker

in the grate.

The shadows

hurl themselves at the walls like torn

birds of prey.

We remain alone,

with that fire which tries to rekindle itself.

from The Book of Snow

Philip Mosley, translation from
the French written by Francois Jacqmin

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