Swans Commentary » swans.com March 24, 2014  





by Guido Monte


Multilingual Poetry


Translated by Adele Ward



Pic: "Istanbul" - © 2013 by Guido Monte - Size: 16k
© 2013 Guido Monte



(Swans - March 24, 2014)  

*the deep sleep of time and objects
(yes, everything is asleep)

*contemplating the sea: it still makes sense,
like listening to the wind

*nothing manages to understand itself
the reservoirs are dry
los embalses están secos

*we too, in the lake of fire, forgotten,
await a truce

*finding alternative ways
towards the world

*the view "becomes true"
if it goes into the light si la vista
es hacia la luz

*within sleep
past present future
passé présent futur

*everything is annihilated in the end,
and yet... eppure, eppure...

*repeat to infinity ad infinitum
the dream of ancient myths

*cultures and civilizations
wiped out by hunger, hatred, death

*and sophocles' jocasta:
eikè cràtiston zèn, òpos diùnaitò tis
"it is best to live for today, whatever happens"



The author thanks Irene Parisi and Pierluigi Ferraro.

picture: Istanbul by Guido Monte (2013).


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Published March 24, 2014