Dim Light in the Creuse*, by René Char
translated by Nancy Naomi Carlson

A pair of foxes, disrupting the snow, Were trampling the edge of the nuptial den; At dusk, their hard love reveals to surrounding brush Their burning thirst in crumbs of blood. *The Creuse is a department in central France named after the Creuse River. Demi-Jour en Creuse Un couple de renards bouleversait la neige, Piétinant … Continue reading Dim Light in the Creuse*, by René Char
translated by Nancy Naomi Carlson

René Char

René Char (1907 – 1988), French poet, was influenced by the surrealists, his love of his native Provence, and his social activism. He was an active participant in the French Resistance movement, as well as an outspoken critic of nuclear missile silos in France. He is known for his economy of style, including his aphorisms … Continue reading René Char