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Par |2018-10-21T08:34:43+00:00 17 mai 2013|Catégories : Blog|

 

Do you know how Japanese archers pre­pare for com­pe­ti­tions ?
It was the same for me.” Joan Miró on Blue I,II,III

 

Before he starts
he must pre­pare him­self,
medi­tate, emp­ty his mind,
ensure an equal balance.

Pelvis and shoul­ders
must be ali­gned, right hand
grip­ping the bows­tring, head
tur­ned towards the tar­get.

He raises the bow
above his head,  spreads
his arms, hawk fea­the­red shaft
bru­shing against his cheek.

Full draw com­plete,
the bird's fea­thers unleash
the pier­cing music of the mea­dow.

He and the tar­get are one.

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