Posts tagged edmond jabès.

In creating, you create the origin that swallows you.

Edmond Jabès, quoted in Rosmarie Waldrop’s Lavish Absence (via proustitute)

A body to be caressed causes the hand to open.
There is no caress in the clenched fist; likewise,
no pen—the pen half-opens the hand.

The hand opens to the word, opens to distance.

Edmond Jabès, from “Those From Whom…” (“Ceux à qui…”), trans. Keith Waldrop (adapted from heart-hieroglyphs)

(via proustitute)