Winter…

I waited for you yesterday since morning,
They guessed you wouldn’t come,
Do you remember the weather? Like a holiday!
I went out without a coat

Today came, and they fixed for us
A sometimes specially dismal day,
It was very late, and it was raining,
The drops cascading down the chilly branches,

No word of comfort, tears dried…

Arseny Tarkovsky

Life.

I Will Be Back in Five Minutes. 5

The air was black, and in patches it smelt of smoke. Scattered amongst the heaps of refuse there were braziers and broken packing cases that bore witness to the presence of secret human life.

J.M.G Le Clezio.