domingo, 8 de febrero de 2009

A poem is a city

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By
Charles "Hank" Bukowski


a poem is a city filled with streets and sewers
filled with saints, heroes, beggars, madmen,
filled with banality and booze,
filled with rain and thunder and periods of
drought, a poem is a city at war,
a poem is a city asking a clock why,
a poem is a city burning,
a poem is a city under guns
its barbershops filled with cynical drunks,

a poem is a city where God rides naked
through the streets like Lady Godiva,
where dogs bark at night, and chase away
the flag; a poem is a city of poets,
most of them quite similar
and envious and bitter ...
a poem is this city now,
miles from nowhere,
11:15 in the morning,
the taste of liquor and cigarettes,
no police, no lovers, walking the streets,
this poem, this city, closing its doors,
barricaded, almost empty,
mournful without tears, aging without pity,
the hardrock mountains,
the ocean like a lavender flame,
a moon destitute of greatness,
a small music from broken windows ...

a poem is a city, a poem is a nation,
a poem is the world ...

and now I stick this under glass
for the mad editor's scrutiny,
and night is elsewhere
and faint gray ladies stand in line,
dog follows dog to estuary,
the trumpets bring on gallows
as small men rant at things
they cannot do.
.

1 comentario:

LuLLy, reflexiones al desnudo dijo...

Desde mi blog: Reflexiones al desnudo

Every poem reflects the feelings
because for me, poetry,
is the manifestation of the spirit
and therefore the expression of each
of a whole.

I embrace with affection from my soul!

La Consigna

La Consigna

"las grandes verdades se dicen en los vestíbulos" E. M. C.

Desquisiada Poesía del Mundo

  • Capital del Dolor - Paul Eluard
  • Una Nube en pantalones y otros poemas - V. Maiakovski
  • 100 Poemas - Li Po
  • El hombre aproximativo - Triztán Tzara
  • El Spleen de París - Charles Baudelaire
  • Presencia Terrible (Take III) - Juan E.Domínguez, A. Teófilo Hernández, Martin Pinot Picabia
  • Soy Vertical - Pero preferiría ser Horizontal - Sylvia Plath
  • Los Ditirambos de Dionisio - Frederic Nietzsche
  • Pomes All Sizes - Jack Kerouac
  • La Caida de América - Allen Ginsberg
  • El Hundimiento del Titanic y otros poemas - Hans Magnus Erzemberguer
  • De Dónde son las Palabras - Luisa Futoranski
  • Palabras para Julia y otros Poemas - J. A. Goytisolo
  • VARIACIONES ALREDOR DE NADA - LEÓN DE GREIFF
  • NOVA ET VETERA - LEÓN DE GREIFF
  • An American Prayer - James Douglas Morrison
  • Song To Myself - Walt Whitman
  • Las Hojas de Hypnos - René Char
  • Las Uvas de la Ira - René Char
  • La Balada de la Cárcel de Reading - Oscar Wilde
  • Howl - Allen Ginsberg
  • El Barco Ebrio - Arthur Rimbaud
  • El Cementerio Marino - Paul Válery
  • El Pesa-Nervios - Antonin Artaud
  • El Testamento - Francois Villón
  • Ex Manifesto Rex - J. S. Solís C. y Luis F. Ruiz
  • La Extracción de la Piedra de la Locura - Alejandra Pizarnik
  • Las Flores del Mal - Carolus Baldelarius
  • Las Iluminaciones - Arthur Rimbaud
  • Las Úlceras de Adán - Héctor Rojas Herazo
  • Los Poetas Malditos - Paul Verlaine
  • Peleando a la Contra - Henry Chinaski
  • Poesias - Isidore Ducasse - Conde de Lautreamont
  • Poesía Impura - Iván Tubau
  • Una temporada en el Infierno - Arthur Rimbaud