Thursday, March 15, 2007

Oda a la mujer andante

Tishani Doshi
Ode to the Walking Woman
after Alberto Giacometti

Sit –
you must be tired
of walking,
of losing yourself this way:
a bronzed rib
of exhaustion
thinned out
against the dark.

Sit –
there are still things
to believe in;
like civilizations
and birthing
and love.
And ancestors
who move
like silent tributaries
from red-earthed villages
with history cradled
in their mythical arms.

But listen,
what if they swell
through the gates
of your glistening city?
Will you walk down
To the water’s edge,
immerse your feet
so you can feel them
dancing underneath?
Mohenjodaro’s brassy girls
with bangled wrists
and cinnabar lips;
turbaned Harappan mothers
standing wide
on terracotta legs;
egg-breasted Artemis –
Inana, Isthar, Cybele,
their bounteous hearts
in the unrepentant dark,
crying: Daughter,
where have the granaries
and great baths disappeared?
Won’t you resurrect yourself,
make love to the sky,
reclaim the world.

Monday, March 12, 2007

I do

¡Me llena de esperanza!

Gracias PostSecret.
Agarrándo ánimo para lo que viene.

Blues on purpose...

Hoy leí:

"Los únicos errores que cometemos en la vida son aquellas cosas que no hacemos".

Me gustaría estar del "otro lado", allá donde todo es "retrospectiva" para saber que sí es cierto...