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The Insect in the Rose of the Heart
  • The Insect in the Rose of the Heart


    Jean Follain.


    A Druken Juggler Publication: circa 1970s.  Bootleg edition. Staplebound with paper wraps. Unpaginated. Very Good.


    17 poems with some illustrations. Translations by Ron Vachon and Ed Cates. Exceptionally rare: no copies held by institutions, no other copies for sale anywhere in the world. 


    "And, in one rose,

    That silent insect

    Which covets its existence,

    Gripping the tender petals of those flowers

    Plucked from the valley of death

    At the end of a long, long day."

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