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To an unknown god
G. Monte, P. Handke, J.L. Borges


by Guido Monte


Multilingual Poetry



Pic: "corteccia" - © 2011 by Guido Monte - Size: 11k
© 2011 Guido Monte



(Swans - May 7, 2012)  

and eugenio said:
"don't disfigure, knife, that eyes..."

au-dessus, vagues noires

quiero perderme en las aguas
obscuras, and me happy if being
shipwrecked in deep waves

ueber weltraum und zeit
but i remember always you
you, unknown goddess
and your primeval breath
of earth's mother,
that bears the sky,
bears two brothers
roots a mis ojos
that you-god see and don't see,
you watch but suddenly
avert your eyes,
on this earth-garden
crippled by desires:
then the brother killed the brother
and you asked where he was
hearing the howl
of his own blood,
le cri de son sang
and traenen meines blutes
and we-brothers ran away
left barren on the world,
nobody could kill
but we all were killers,
wir sind alle moerdere.

my hell was your rejection,
but peter asks again:

"does the evil really exist?"
un choix qui n'existe pas,
como si hubiera otra opción
que no hay, como si tu estubieras
aùn dentro de mì, if you inside me
but i cannot hear you,
and i cannot climb again
over your deepness, ciego
maintenant je suis seul.



The author thanks Francesca Saieva, Silvia Dello Russo, and Olga Milazzo.

picture: corteccia, by Guido Monte (2011).


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