miércoles, 11 de julio de 2007

Un breve de Wislawa Szymborska


I prefer movies.
I prefer cats.
I prefer the oaks along the Warta.
I prefer Dickens to Dostoyevsky.
I prefer myself liking people to myself loving mankind.
I prefer keeping a needle and thread on hand, just in case.
I prefer the color green.
I prefer not to maintainthat reason is to blame for everything.
I prefer exceptions.
I prefer to leave early.
I prefer talking to doctors about something else.
I prefer the old fine-lined illustrations.
I prefer the absurdity of writing poemsto the absurdity of not writing poems.
I prefer, where love's concerned, nonspecific anniversariesthat can be celebrated every day.
I prefer moralists who promise me nothing.
I prefer cunning kindness to the over-trustful kind.
I prefer the earth in civvies.
I prefer conquered to conquering countries.
I prefer having some reservations.
I prefer the hell of chaos to the hell of order.
I prefer Grimms' fairy tales to the newspapers' front pages.
I prefer leaves without flowers to flowers without leaves.
I prefer dogs with uncropped tails.
I prefer light eyes, since mine are dark.
I prefer desk drawers.
I prefer many things that I haven't mentioned hereto many things I've also left unsaid.
I prefer zeroes on the loose to those lined up behind a cipher.
I prefer the time of insects to the time of stars.
I prefer to knock on wood.
I prefer not to ask how much longer and when.
I prefer keeping in mind even the possibility that existence has its own reason for being.

Wislawa Szymbroska, original de: "Nothing Twice", 1997
por muchas de estas razones la señora Szymbroska es una genio.

1 comentario:

Lalo Higuera dijo...

Gracias por el poema mi buen Shoup, fue un alivio leerlo enmedio del agobio de ayer. También prefiro los gatos como mascotas (pura afinidad de raza, ya ves).

Checa Higuera periodico, acabo de empezar una locura en 35 partes, invita a todo aquél que creas que pueda aportar algo y haz lo propio güerito pa´que salga bien, ¿no?.

Un abrazo