sábado, 13 de fevereiro de 2010

Mais uma pedra

(a sétima)


Oh! kangaroos, sequins, chocolate sodas!
You really are beautiful! Pearls,
harmonicas, jujubes, aspirins! all
the stuff they've always talked about

still makes a poem a surprise!
These things are with us every day
even on beachheads and biers. They
do have meaning. They're strong as rocks.

- Frank O'Hara, 1950

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Aurora disse...

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Calor Humano disse...

É bonito não é? Fogo, ele diz coisas mesmo bonitas, olha para este:


Mothers of America

let your kids go to the movies!

get them out of the house so they won't know what you're up to it's true that fresh air is good for the body

but what about the soul

that grows in darkness, embossed by silvery images
and when you grow old as grow old you must

they won't hate you

they won't criticize you they won't know

they'll be in some glamorous country
they first saw on a Saturday afternoon or playing hookey

they may even be grateful to you

for their first sexual experience
which only cost you a quarter

and didn't upset the peaceful home
they will know where candy bars come from

and gratuitous bags of popcorn
as gratuitous as leaving the movie before it's over

with a pleasant stranger whose apartment is in the Heaven on Earth Bldg

near the Williamsburg Bridge

oh mothers you will have made the little tykes

so happy because if nobody does pick them up in the movies

they won't know the difference

and if somebody does it'll be sheer gravy
and they'll have been truly entertained either way
instead of hanging around the yard

or up in their room

hating you

prematurely since you won't have done anything horribly mean yet

except keeping them from the darker joys

it's unforgivable the latter
so don't blame me if you won't take this advice

and the family breaks up
and your children grow old and blind in front of a TV set

seeing movies you wouldn't let them see when they were young

Aurora disse...

lindo!! :D