sâmbătă, 27 iunie 2009

p.d.s. cinşpe (allen)

pentru că marţi o să-i văd pe philip glass şi patti smith cum îi cântă o odă lui ginsberg, azi îl citim pe ginsberg cum îi cântă o odă ratării.

Ode to Failure

Many prophets have failed, their voices silent
ghost-shouts in basements nobody heard their dusty laughter in family attics
nor glanced at them on park benches weeping with relief under the empty sky
Walt Whitman viva'd local losers- courage to Fat Ladies in the Freak Show!
nervous prisoners whose moustached lips dripped sweat on chow lines-
Mayakovsky cried, Then die! my verse, die like the workers' rank & file fusilladed in Petersburg!
Prospero in Shakespeare's latest statement burned his Power books & plummeted his magic wand to the bottom of dragon seas
Alaxander the Great failed to find more worlds to conquer!
O Failure I chant your terrifying name, accept me your 54 year old Prophet epicking Eternal Flop! I join your Pantheon of mortal bards, I hasten this ode with high blood pressure
rushing to the top of my skull as if I wouldn't last another minute, Like the Dying Gaul! to
You, Lord of Blind Renoir, deaf Beethoven, armless Venus de Milo, headless Winged Victory!
I failed to sleep with every bearded rosy-cheeked boy I jacked off over
My tirades destroyed no Intellectual Unions of KGB & CIA in turtlenecks & underpants, their woolen suits & tweeds
I never dissolved Plutonium or dismanted the nuclear Bomb before my skull lost hair
I have not yet stopped the Armies of entire Mankind in their march toward World War III
I never got to Heaven, Nirvana, X, Whatchamacallit, I never left Earth,
I never really communicated the delicacy of these thoughts to the clapper in the back row
I never learned to die.

Boulder, March 7/October 10, 1980

(din collected poems, 1947-1980, penguin books, am uitat să notez anu)

aici glass vorbeşte despre allen şi patti. mi se taie răsuflarea de pe-acu:

3 comentarii:

pantacruel spunea...

deci allen-ul meu nu ti-a placut :)
si de ce numai eu nu pot sa vad philip glass?

luiza spunea...

ba daa, normal că mi-a plăcut. doar că-s destul de prinsă zilele astea şi n-am apucat să-ţi mulţumesc pentru best of-ul de ost :)

iar cu philip glass nici mie nu mi-a venit să cred că o să-l văd, o să fiu foarte foarte emoţionată marţea viitoare..

pantacruel spunea...

credeam ca numai eu as renunta la o pereche de tenisi pentru un ceva cu woody allen :p