Saturday, February 28, 2004

walking

"Coming around the curve of the avenue
My thoughts are happy.
Yet simply thinking this makes me glum,
For if they weren't happy, there'd be more variety:
Instead of being happy and glum
They'd be joyful and happy. What the heck.

Thinking bugs me, like walking in the rain
When the bus goes by, a huge wind splattering greasy water.

Ambitions and desires? My head's wet.
Being a poet isn't an ambition,
it's a version of being alone."

- Erin Moure, from 'What, me, guard sheep?' in Sheep's Vigil By A Fervent Person, a 'transcreation' of Pessoa/Caeiro's O Guardador de Rebanhos (The Keeper of the Sheep).

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