Σάββατο, 16 Μαΐου 2015

poems or, the cat o' nine tails



poems


to define the vastness of the snow
with four strokes of a pencil
to confine thousands of crystal deer
within grave-looking walls
surely it’s not advisable
to converse with a clock
its adherence to the rules of punctuation
deadens my word untimely
and a wall is always a wall
(we shouldn’t ignore the obvious)
yet if we demolish it
what shall we plant on its roots
our nature abhors the vacuum
nocturnal phantoms may come
and squat in the empty space

the alphabet reversed
the cat o’ nine tails
and the lame cobbler
who makes only left boots
with unlimited sexual arrogance
will seduce our women


poems
a poem from the collection “The Solar Bicycle”
(
Ηλιακό Ποδήλατο)
(the English version)
©Vasilis Polyzos 2003

εικόνα
Emilius
μια ζωγραφιά του Βασίλη Πολύζου
2009

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