• Vegetation


    Francis Ponge.


    Red Dust: 1987. First edition. Staplebound pamphlet. Near fine. 


    "Rain is not the only mark that hyphenates

    the earth and sky for there are other sorts

    less intermittent

    and so much denser        that a breeze

    enough to make it tremble
    won’t carry off the fabric.

    If it manages         in season

    to detach some minor matter

    that it subsequently strains to whirl to dust
    in the end we recognize

    that nothing has been lost."