Les Belles Image / Hiromi Suzuki

The book she is reading
has an ink stain on a page.

In ultramarine.
To the sea.

An image of herself who is
smiling at the window on the train.

The image she loves is,
beautiful, intelligent, little shy to strangers,
but a pleasant person once she talks.

Lovelier than the first lady of head of state,
smarter than the winner of a beauty contest,
so, she is superior to all women, she thinks.

Looking out of the window pensively,
she will die without knowing the proverb.

《The sun reflecting off the glass
makes her greedy and lecherous.》

Proverb from a strange land deep in a manhole.

hiromi suzuki is a poet, fiction writer and artist living in Tokyo, Japan. She is the author of Ms. cried – 77 poems by hiromi suzuki (Kisaragi Publishing, 2013), logbook (Hesterglock Press, 2018), INVISIBLE SCENERY (Low Frequency Press, 2018), Andante (AngelHousePress, 2019), Found Words from Olivetti (Simulacrum Press, 2020), Ephemera (Colossive Press, 2021). Double solo exhibition with Francesco Thérès visual HAIKU | OLIVETTI poems was held in Rome, 9 ~30 September 2021.

Note: Les Belles Image is a part of the first poetry collection Ms. cried – 77 poems by hiromi suzuki (kisaragi publishing, 2013 ISBN978-4-901850-42-1). The poem written in Japanese had been translated by hiromi suzuki, 2022.

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