Rhapsode inconnu – project by Peter Merriot
Rhapsode inconnu is a numbered series of short poems appearing here, there, and anywhere. L’inconnu (the unknown) is both a mask and persona for the poet, and also a guiding principle for the project–each poem reaching a shadowy hand toward some unknown, unknowable space. If poetry is Beauty’s cracked vessel, these poems attempt to scoop up a handful for the reader to savor before all has drained away. Whatever the subject, the theme, though never spoken, is always the same: Love, in its innumerable forms.