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UN COUP DE DÉS...

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UN COUP DE DÉS

 

 



-1-


 

JAMAIS

 

 

                                                                                 QUAND BIEN MÊME LANCÉ DANS DES CIRCONSTANCES
                                                                                 ÉTERNELLES

 

DU FOND D'UN NAUFRAGE




-2-


Soit

         que

                l'Abîme
blanchi
             étale
                     furieux
                                     sous une inclinaison
                                                    planche désespérément
                                                                                       d'aile
                                                                                  la sienne
                                                                                         par             avance retombée d'un mal à dresser le vol
                                                                                                                                        et couvrant les jaillissements
                                                                                                                                            coupant au ras les bonds

                                                                                                                               très à l'intérieur résume
                                                                                      l'ombre enfouie dans la profondeur par cette voile alternative

                                                                                                          jusqu'adapter
                                                                                                 sa béante profondeur entant que la coque

                                                                                                                       d'un bâtiment                   
                                                                                                            penché de l'un ou l'autre bord


-3-

             LE MAÎTRE                                             hors d'anciens calculs
                                                                              où la manoeuvre avec l'âge oubliée
 surgi                                                                                         jadis il empoignait la barre
      inférant
                             de cette configuration          à ses pieds  
                                                                                                de cette configuration unanime
                                                           que se          prépare
                                                                                        s'agite et mêle
                                                                                            au poing qui l'étreindrait
                                 comme on menace             un destin et les vents

          l'unique Nombre qui ne peut pas             être un autre
                                                                                                              Esprit
                                                                                                                         pour le jeter
                                                                                                                                               dans la tempête
                                                                                                                                 en reployer la division et passer fier
                                                           hésite
                                   cadavre par le bras           écarté du secret qu'il détient
plutôt
           que de jouer
                  en maniaque chenu
                                  la partie
                  au nom des flots
                                                                  un             envahit le chef
                                                                                    coule en barbe soumise
                                             naufrage cela             direct de l'homme
                                                                                            sans nef
                                                                                               n'importe            
                                                                                                                 où vaine

-4-

ancestralement à n'ouvrir pas la main
                                                                   crispée
                                                    par delà l'inutile tête
       legs en la disparition
                                       à quelqu'un
                                                                 ambigu
                                 l'ultérieur démon immémorial
ayant
             de contrées nulles
                                                induit
le vieillard vers cette conjonction suprême avec la probabilité
                                                              celui
                                                                      son ombre puérile
caressée et polie et rendue et lavée
                                          assouplie par la vague et soustraite
                                        aux durs os perdus entre les ais
                                                                      né
                                                                       d'un ébat
la mer par l'aïeul tentant ou l'aïeul contre la mer
                            une chance oiseuse
                                                                                         Fiançailles
dont
         le voile d'illusion rejailli leur hantise
         ainsi que le fantôme d'un geste
                                              chancellera
                                              s'affalera
                                                                     folie          
                                                                                                                  N'ABOLIRA  

                                                                          -5-        

COMME SI

                                                       Une insinuation                   simple

                                                                  au silence                  enroulée avec ironie
                                                                                                                                           ou
                                                                                                                                              le mystère
                                                                                                                                                                précipité
                                                                                                                                                                                hurlé

                                             dans quelque proche                   tourbillon d'hilarité et d'horreur

                                                                         voltige                    autour du gouffre
                                                                                                                                                  sans le joncher
                                                                                                                                                                          ni fuir

                                                                                                                                              et en berce le vierge indice

 

                                                                                                                                                                             COMME SI

 

                                                                          -6- 

 

         plume solitaire éperdue


                                                               sauf                             que la rencontre ou l'effleure une toque de minuit
                                                                                                                                            et immobilise
                                                                                                            au velours chiffonné par un esclaffement sonore

                                                                                                               cette blancheur rigide

                                                                                                      dérisoire
                                                                                                                              en opposition au ciel
                                                                                                                       trop
                                                                                                                               pour ne pas marquer
                                                                                                                                                            exigüment
                                                                                                                                                                       quiconque

                                                                                                                                 prince amer de l'écueil

                                                                                                                               s'en coiffe comme de l'héroïque
                                                                                                                                              irrésistible mais contenu
                                                                                                                                   par sa petite raison virile

                                                                                                                                                                                 en foudre

                                                                          -7-                                                

 

 


soucieux
                 expiatoire et pubère
                                                                                 muet                                    rire

                                                                                                                                                que
                                                                                                                                                                         SI    


                                                         La lucide et seigneuriale aigrette             de vertige   
                                                                                 au front invisible
                                                                scintille
                                                                                  puis ombrage
                                                          une stature mignonne ténébreuse          debout 
                                                                         en sa torsion de sirène
                                                                                                                                          le temps
                                                                                                                                                   de souffleter
                                                       par d'impatientes squames ultimes           bifurquées

                                                                                                                                               un roc

                                                                                                                                           faux manoir
                                                                                      
                                                                    tout de suite  
                                                                                                                                                             évaporé en brumes

                                                                                                                                                       qui imposa
                                                                                                                                                                  une borne à l'infini

                                                                          -8-           

                                                  C'ÉTAIT                                                       LE NOMBRE
                                                      issu stellaire   

                                                                                                                                       EXISTÂT-IL
                                                                                                                 autrement qu'hallucination éparse d'agonie
                                                                                                                      COMMENÇÂT-IL ET CESSÂT-IL
                                                                                                                    sourdant que nié et clos quand apparu
                                                                                                                                              enfin
                                                                                                                              
par quelque profusion répandue en rareté

                                                                                                                                                                    SE CHIFFRÂT-IL

CE SERAIT                                                                         LE HASARD
               pire
                               
non 
                               
          davantage ni moins  
                               
                                           indifféremment mais autant

                                                                                                          Choit
                               
                                                                                 la plume
                               
                                                                                      rythmique suspens du sinistre
                               
                                                                                                                                           s'ensevelir
                               
                                                                                                               aux écumes originelles
                                                                                                      naguères d'où sursauta son délire jusqu'à une cime
                               
                                                                                                                                        flétrie
                               
                                                                                            par la neutralité identique du gouffre

                                                                          -9-


 

 

                    RIEN

                             de la mémorable crise
                                           où se fût
                                                l'événement            accompli en vue de tout résultat nul
                                                                                                                                                             humain

                                                                                                                 N'AURA EU LIEU
                                                                                                               une élévation ordinaire verse l'absence

                                                                                                                                      QUE LE LIEU
                                                                                    inférieur clapotis quelconque comme pour disperser l'acte vide
                                                                                                                                     abruptement qui sinon
                                                                                                                              par son mensonge
                                                                                                                                                eût fondé
                                                                                                                                             la perdition

                                                                                    dans ces parages
                                                                                                                       du vague
                                                                                                                                         en quoi toute réalité se dissout

                                                                          -10-


EXCEPTÉ
                 à l'altitude
                                    PEUT-ÊTRE
                                                         aussi loin qu'un endroit       fusionne avec au-delà
                                                                                                                                        hors l'intérêt
                                                                                                                                 quant à lui signalé
                                                                                                                                                                   en général
                                                                                                          selon telle obliquité par telle déclivité
                                                                                                                                                                      de feux
                                                                                                                 vers
                                                                                                                      ce doit être
                                                                                                                            le Septentrion aussi Nord
                                                                                                                                        UNE CONSTELLATION
                                                                                                                          froide d'oubli et de désuétude
                                                                                                                                                                   pas tant
                                                                                                                                                            qu'elle n'énumère
                                                                                                                           sur quelque surface vacante et supérieure
                                                                                                                                                         le heurt successif
                                                                                                                                                                           sidéralement
                                                                                                                       d'un compte total en formation
                                                                                                      veillant
                                                                                                                    doutant
                                                                                                                                    roulant
                                                                                                                                                  brillant et méditant
                                                                                                                                                         avant de s'arrêter
                                                                                                                                     à quelque point dernier qui le sacre

                                                                                                                                       Toute pensée émet un Coup de Dés

                                                                          -11-


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