December 2007

Red poppy

By |2013-01-25T01:50:21-05:00December 14th, 2007|Poetry|

Sonnet XXV Before I loved you, love, nothing was my own: I wavered through the streets, among objects: nothing mattered or had a name: the world was made of air, [...]

December 2006

Religion in the East

By |2013-01-25T01:49:50-05:00December 27th, 2006|Poetry|

There in Rangoon I understood that the godswere enemies of the poor human being,just as God is.Gods of alabaster, lying downlike white whales,gods gilded like wheat,serpent gods coiled roundthe crime [...]

To My Party

By |2013-01-25T01:49:34-05:00December 14th, 2006|Poetry|

You have given me fraternity toward the unknown man.You have joined the strength of all the living.You have given me the country again as in a birth.You have given me [...]

October 2006

Fleas interest me so much

By |2013-01-25T01:48:38-05:00October 9th, 2006|Poetry|

Fleas interest me so muchthat I let them bite me for hours.They are perfect, ancient, Sanskrit,machines that admit of no appeal.They do not bite to eat,they bite only to jump;they [...]

August 2006

Tonight I can write the saddest lines

By |2013-01-25T01:48:55-05:00August 22nd, 2006|Poetry|

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.Write, for example,'The night is shatteredand the blue stars shiver in the distance.'The night wind revolves in the sky and sings.Tonight I can write [...]

A Dog Has Died

By |2013-01-25T01:48:31-05:00August 9th, 2006|Poetry|

My dog has died.I buried him in the gardennext to a rusted old machine.Some day I'll join him right there,but now he's gone with his shaggy coat,his bad manners and [...]

Gentleman Alone

By |2013-01-25T01:47:35-05:00August 2nd, 2006|Poetry|

The young maricones and the horny muchachas,The big fat widows delirious from insomnia,The young wives thirty hours' pregnant,And the hoarse tomcats that cross my garden at night,Like a collar of [...]


By |2006-08-01T23:22:00-05:00August 1st, 2006|Poetry|

And it was at that age ... Poetry arrivedin search of me. I don't know, I don't know whereit came from, from winter or a river.I don't know how or [...]

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