Madeleine Barbier


No Crab. No wandering horse. They built a house for only one

 Count 14 domes. Uncaught: the domes are neither sieves nor nets. There are 14 fruit trees. Uncaught.


Lost to us: is two.

The crab and the wandering horse: found to us again.


Beneath it all is the spindle. This is where she sits, spinning her invisible thread. Back to the warp and then finally to the weft again. Inverted sky: “the loom, the spindle, the garden, the dome, the horse, the compass, the heron, the bowl, the hound.” Here we can rest.