Imago lacus

The picture above was taken by a dear friend, the American poet Debra Kang Dean (please do not use it without permission). I met Debra three years before, when I went to Walden to work with his late husband Brad, a great Thoreau scholar. Once we spent hours tracking this quotation: "Some men go fishing all their lives without ever realizing it's not fish they are after." We concluded that Thoreau never wrote it, but si non è vero...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Budista y trilingüe / poema bat / in gatha style

Ante el rostro soñoliento de mi hij@
I vow with all beings
poesiaz ez naizela hordituko
a defender a palabra limpia nuestra casa.

Semealabaren musu lokartuaren aurrean
me comprometo con las diez mil cosas
to stay on the sober side of poetry
eta etxea hitz hutsez defendituko dudala.

When I see my child's sleepy face
hamaika izakiekin zin egiten dut
de la poesía en la sobriedad
and defend our home with bare words.

1 comment:

  1. Lo del hijo-hija-estrella va por Trapiello, desde luego: http://hemeroflexia.blogspot.com.es/2013/01/de-juerga-con-ls-amigs-estrella-nueva.html

    Ojo que no es gagnam, sino gatha: una forma poética mediante la cual se hace una promesa en la tradición budista.

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