17 December 2009

Tombstone Tales: Georges Rodenbach, author of Bruges-la-Morte, at Père Lachaise

The poem was inspired by the short poetic novel Bruges-la Morte, by Georges Rodenbach. Listen while you read to this Very Slow and Spooky French Cancan...

The Grave of: George Rodenbach - Part Deux
Grave of George Rodenbach, Père-Lachaise (photo by Gus Hertzog)

Only the dead are dancing

through the living


when evening is falling

and grey people are put to rest

in peace

in houses

and shallow shadows

of past centuries

wondering stoned

as a statue.


Listen well

and hear a voice

whispering behind a hatch

about a past

tense not fully


1 comment:

  1. Another of my fave monuments, I always dub it the Great Escape!


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