Paysages avec figures absentes de Philippe Jaccottet
History’s violence is a worry; technical progresses have also revealed a flaw in the human being; the people we love die and foreshadow our own death. But in his Paysages avec figures absentes, Jacottet walks, oblivious of himself, and tastes their beauty, to recover his emotional experience of walking in front of paintings and in the poetry of all times. Finally, our forgotten person isn’t this ephemeral beauty and the permanence of our amazement, which remains? A calm relation with the world is possible if we turn away from our ego. And poetry becomes a word of hope.