Paysages avec figures absentes de Ph. Jaccottet

In the tradition of the itinerant poets whose inspiration is always fuelled by the concrete contact of the ground under the foot, by the reality and the presence of the soil, of the trees, of the air and the elements, Jacottet, following his walks in nature, transforms them into landscapes and thoughts. The anecdote of that feeling in front of the fleeting beauty of a bird, in front of the foam, the surprise in front of the transformation of a landscape by the heavy rain all contribute to give his work an abstract tonality: Natural landscape becomes an intellectual scenery, the description is replaced by a meditation that is both nostalgic and full of hope about the world, the possibilities of poetry for the modern being who hasn’t lost his ability to remember the fabulous spring and to discover it in his strolls.