By Patrice Desbiens
« Désâmé », c’est du Desbiens typique et classique. Un lecteur familier y retrouvera des effets vus ailleurs, assonances, comparaisons, buildings syntaxiques en parallèle, mots fétiches même.
L’originalité de ce recueil réside dans los angeles nuance nouvelle des thèmes et photos obsédants. Une originalité troublante de vérité. Mine de rien, parmi d’autres thèmes, celui de l. a. mort qui s’y profile, et los angeles sienne entrevue de bien plus près qu’avant. À ce thème s’allie, un peu plus appuyée, sa pratique de l. a. poésie : rapports entre le poète et l. a. poésie, entre le poème et l. a. gangue de vie dont il s’extrait.
« Ce titre, Désâmé, indique en tous cas assez clairement que l’expérience de désenchantement et de désœuvrement (de déréliction ?) qui suscite le poème touche aux fibres de l’être. Peut-être davantage, ici, que dans ses précédents opus, cette expérience en est une d’écriture, Desbiens élaborant dans l. a. première partie de son livre, judicieusement intitulée « Italiques », un paintings poétique aussi humble que malicieux, aussi désarmé que désarmant :
J’écris à l. a. main
j’écris sur du pain
de quelle encre
Je ne sais pas
de quel poème
vient le poème. »
« Voix et photos », no.7
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