Month: March 2021

Sweet dreams

  Last Night As I Was Sleeping by Antonio Machado translated by Robert Bly   Last night as I was sleeping, I dreamt—marvelous error!— that a spring was breaking out in my heart. I said: Along which secret aqueduct, Oh water, are you coming to me, water of a new life that I have never […]

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Bloody beautiful

  to my last period by Lucille Clifton   well, girl, goodbye, after thirty-eight years. thirty-eight years and you never arrived splendid in your red dress without trouble for me somewhere, somehow.   now it is done, and i feel just like the grandmothers who, after the hussy has gone, sit holding her photograph and […]

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Not crazy, just happy

  For the Moment by Pierre Revardy translated by Kenneth Rexroth   Life is simple and gay The bright sun rings with a quiet sound The sound of the bells has quieted down This morning the light hits it all The footlights of my head are lit again And the room I live in is […]

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