June 2013 – Marie-Clotilde Roose

Image result for Marie-Clotilde RoosePoet and philosopher. Gave birth in 2009 to his most beautiful poem: Emmanuel. Teaches in Hainaut. Created and animates Le Cercle de la Rotonde, promoting the meeting between beginners and confirmed authors, in partnership with several cultural places: today with the Library of Tournai. Website: www.lecercledelarotonde.be

Publishes cultural articles, literary or philosophical criticism, poems, … Numerous publications in anthologies, including The New French Poets , by Jean-Luc Favre and Matthias Vincenot (Ed. Jean-Pierre Huguet, 2004), The Poetic Year 2005 (Seghers), Poets Today and The New French Poetry of Belgium (Liliane Wouters and Yves Namur, Le Taillis Pré, 2007 and 2009). Two collections published in 1994: The orange sun (The Tree with Words), The immense wall of the night (Characters). Then: The paths of patience (Brandes 2004, Prix René Lyr, Prix Geneviève Grand’Ry), Torment (The Taillis Pré, 2005, Prix Hubert Krains) and These fights so light (Les Pierres). Also practiced singing and radio writing (2 docu-fictions for France-Culture, including Temps barbares co-written with Claude Samuel), and wrote a short novel (unpublished), Journal de l’ombre , in residence of writing at the Academia Belgica in Rome (2006).

 

Poem

Cross these meadows
(tender freshness) after
the city: sweet breath
in the panting breath
tight days.

Come to you, on time
half-closed face
when desire and rest
play the scales
(very little fight)

Take the sleep of the meadow
and come down to you
along smooth grass
by these scents of earth
who reopen the present.
© Marie-Clotilde Roose