domingo, 30 de novembro de 2014

about Mark Strand

We have done what we wanted.
We have discarded dreams, preferring the heavy industry 
of each other, and we have welcomed grief
and called ruin the impossible habit to break.

And now we are here.
The dinner is ready and we cannot eat. 
The meat sits in the white lake of its dish. 
The wine waits.

Coming to this
has its rewards: nothing is promised, nothing is taken away. 
We have no heart or saving grace,
no place to go, no reason to remain. 

domingo, 2 de novembro de 2014

diziam-me que a poesia de cummings era uma questão de exaltação

I will wade out
                        till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers
I will take the sun in my mouth
and leap into the ripe air
                                                 with closed eyes
to dash against darkness
                                       in the sleeping curves of my body
Shall enter fingers of smooth mastery
with chasteness of sea-girls
                                            Will i complete the mystery
                                            of my flesh
I will rise
               After a thousand years
             And set my teeth in the silver of the moon


The Night of the Hunter (1955), de  Charles Laughton.