Category Archives: mallarmé

Untitled (from Mallarmé)

from Mallarmé

Stroked by success
and in the narrowest of gloves,
Édouard Dujardin requests
that around nine o’clock, the third

of March, not even your shadow endorsed
by a coat of diverse spitballs!
you visit, eleven, Chausée
D’Antin, his poetry bookshop:

THE REVIEW which is bruited
INDEPENDENT, Sir, is holding
a housewarming golden as
the gas in its elegant premises.



For a baptism (from Mallarmé)

For a baptism

from Mallarmé

If, subtle one, the little nose
dazzling, drowned in such
candour of guessed-at laughter
as this lace half-opens upon,

the filial instinct grabbed you,
prideful, but the second one
to resemble in her low-key
wit your blonde grandmother,

keep safe, from baptismal fonts,
that it might volatilise
miraculously into words
native and clear as a breeze,

mademoiselle Mirabel,
the grain of salt on your tongue.

The awakening of the faun

reawakening of the faun-1

reawakening of the faun-2

reawakening of the faun-3

reawakening of the faun-4


(for Trevor Joyce)

for trevor joyce

(50kb pdf file)


Coup Jam is Has

An English in Mallarmé erasure of Un coup de Dés:

coup jam is has

(2.4Mb pdf)


Some Mallarmé for the Solstice


st john 1

st john 2

st john 3


Un coup de Dés jamais n’abolira le Hasard by Stéphane Mallarmé

Draft translation by PM (pdf link).