Armando Taborda

Armando Taborda

Posted on 09/11/2014


Photo taken on August 30, 2014


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RETIREMENT

RETIREMENT
The poet has cut his hair
and bought a flat in the city.

At night he talks to the sky
but doesn't write it down.

When he hears a pigeon call,
he doesn't compare it to anything,

even in his head. Each night
from the window all he sees

are buildings. He ignores
how the silver in the roof tiles

looks like stars, how the shadow
of a cat appears big as a tiger

with the moon behind it.
He's given his poems away,

left them on bus seats,
scattered the pages

of his unfinished collection
on the rails of the tube.

Sometimes he imagines
the footprints of the tube mice,

sooty on his words,
the swirl of pages,

showing off
in the backdraught of a train.

by Kim MOORE, in "IF WE COULD SPEAK LIKE WOLVES", Smith/Doorstop Books, 2014

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Sea also: www.ipernity.com/blog/armando.taborda/768593

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Kim Moore Poetry: kimmoorepoet.wordpress.com

Christel Ehretsmann, Lorenzo Kjell Salmonson, Kaunos, Renate and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo


11 comments - The latest ones
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
fabulous sculpture, looks like white marbre.... and a very great composition too !
4 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Nylonbleu
the sculpture in marble, as you said, belongs to me; you can see it better at www.ipernity.com/doc/armando.taborda/908221

the great text was written by a great poet, Kim MOORE; I invite you to read a little bit on her through the links mentioned at the bottom
4 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, goandgo!
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o it has a ghostlike appearance ... perhaps at the thought of the misplaced poems
referred to in your text ;-) oOo

we have all done this ;-)
4 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to beverleyplaya
...in my text or in the Kim reproduced poem, Bev? :)
4 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, .t.a.o.n.!
4 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, Renate!
4 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, Kaunos!
4 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, Lorenzo Salmonson!
4 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
a nicely presented poet and poem
4 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Christel Ehretsmann
thanks much dear Christel!
4 years ago.