Hommages à la p.112

"Tu es assis, torse nu, vêtu seulement d'un pantalon de pyjama, dans ta chambre de bonne, sur l'étroite banquette qui te sert de lit, un livre, les Leçons sur la société industrielle, de Raymond Aron, posé sur tes genoux, ouvert à la page cent douze."

Georges Perec, Un homme qui dort


Dessin original de Brigitte Lannaud Levy

pour le Prix de la Page 112, inspiré de la librairie où est prononcé le fameux "N'oublie pas le poème, page 112"

Hannah et ses soeurs – Woody Allen

(c) Brigitte Lannaud Levy


somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience, your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skillfully, mysteriously) her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands.

E.E. Cummings