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s/t [for lack of an opportune inspiration]

-luis correa-diaz

[publicado en Visual Verse: An Anthology of Art and Words 5/1]

 


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even then it was not Cupid, nothing else
to add about that, but instead it was the triple
arrow of time that pinned me down
a good long time as a middle-aged
San Sebastian, mortally wounded
by entropies, although
I do admit that through the nights
after studying the high heavens,
I entertained myself searching for versions
of that same long unceasing complaint,
like this one, for example, of Alejandra Robles:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR0M-O1HpRk&feature=related
or that of Baby Rasta and Gringo
(and please forgive the reggaeton reference):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAhIwL5MUTw&ob=av2n
passing by this tiny gem
for all a/Ages:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H8Ase57VpM&feature=related
even so, I went on to find one more version
that I finally stuck with,
is it not enough?, as a way of consolation
not for philosophy but for plain exhaustion
and in a hearty envy of others luckier
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g03Q7ccI2zA

ps.1> you must remember: not about love (mine, yours)
but about this triple arrow of time:

yet finally, finally... deflected
by this little Buddha that we all
carry inside, quiet, pure...
because I already am not (and don’t even want to be)
in this poem –if our Zagajewski’s great line
is not misinterpreted by my poor memory-
this poem I have repeated so much to the point of tedium...

ps.2> curiosity: now that I retrieve
these cardioid reversals -made, through
obstinancy, a huge limaçon of Pascal -
I feel that I’d love to know which of these
tracks you preferred but am abstaining from asking
in favor of what has been said above far better...


[Translated by Lauren Fancher]



 



 

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[for lack of an opportune inspiration]
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