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SKY BURIAL

SKY BURIAL
The robin that lives in my yard
also lives in me. This is the interior,
while the state unwinds across
a vast expanse splitting the sky.
It is all of it and more;
these things were passages
of the ligh-born afternoon
cascading then expanding
like a flange around the day.
Yes, the day, staccato
in its azure and gold banner;
then one learns, as one learns
from twilight, how to look
through here, and not here, grinning.
The wisteria out of my window
is waving, up, down, up,
it's so far away though, outside.
I'm here where the word is opening.
There are distances, the whole
tonal range blooming,
clarity of attenuated looking,
a payload delivering meaningful dust.
It'a a good day to die.

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ENTERRO A CÉU ABERTO

O pisco que vive no meu jardim
também mora dentro de mim. Intimamente,
enquanto a minha emoção se liberta pela
vastidão fendida do céu.
Tudo isso e mais;
as coisas que foram passando
pela tarde nascida da luz
em cascata e depois expandindo-se
como uma orla à volta do dia.
Sim, o dia, destacado
na sua bandeira azul e ouro;
então aprende-se, se alguém aprende
com o crepúsculo, com o olhar
daqui, e não aqui, sorrindo.
A glicínia fora da minha janela
acena, acima, abaixo, acima,
mas está tão longe, lá fora.
Eu estou aqui onde a palavra é dita.
Há lonjuras, toda
a gama de tons florindo,
claridade de ténue aparência,
uma intensa carga de significativa poeira.
Está um bom dia para morrer.

by Peter GIZZI, North American poet (b.1959), in "THE POETRY REVIEW", Volume 108:2, Summer 2018

(Portuguese translated by Armando TABORDA, 2018)

(photo taken from Internet; edited by Armando TABORDA)

Lebojo, buonacoppi, goandgo, Christel Ehretsmann and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


29 comments - The latest ones
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Poetic ! The words and the picture !
6 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Ulrich John
It's a great poem, indeed!
6 weeks ago.
Xata
Xata
Não, hoje não.... ainda não!
6 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Xata
...aguarda outro dia parecido… :)
6 weeks ago.
aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm
Decadence of Poetry and Esthetic Beauty ! !
6 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to aNNa schramm
Here, the invocation of death is a way of celebrating life, aNNa!
6 weeks ago.
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
Esfrangalhada...mas resistindo.
A luz que a envolve é muito bonita

Gosto, Armando
6 weeks ago. Edited 6 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to J.Garcia
É um grande poema! Ao contrário da poesia europeia, de cariz intimista e hermético, a poesia americana é mais simples, emocional, telúrica, intuitiva e humana! Fala da vida como deve ser!
6 weeks ago.
J.Garcia has replied to Armando Taborda
Concordo, Armando
6 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to J.Garcia
:)
6 weeks ago.
Chriss
Chriss
une belle découverte pour moi Armando!

j'adore le tout!
6 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Chriss
Une belle découverte pour moi aussi, Chris!
6 weeks ago.
Thérèse
Thérèse
Dernière jouissance ! Se faire inincinerer! Va falloir l'indiquer sur les dernières volontés ...
J'aime bien ce NB
6 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Thérèse
Pas d'incinération, Thérèse! Ce sont les oiseaux et le ciel qui mangent le cadavre.
6 weeks ago.
Thérèse has replied to Armando Taborda
Faut qu'il y ait beaucoup d'oiseaux pour que le corps disparaisse très vite... Ce serait mieux... Le loup pour une besogne plus rapide ... Excuse, j'ai l'imagination qui cavale... La faute à ta photo ! :)) qui interpelle, c'est évident !
6 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Thérèse
les vautours sont nombreux et mangent vite :))
6 weeks ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Je suis là où le mot s'ouvre.
Il y a des distances, toute la gamme tonale s'épanouit ...C'est ce qui a attiré mon attention et je suis sur qu’après la mort ,il y a et y aura de la vie.
6 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Malik Raoulda
Je ne suis pas autant sûre que toi, Malik! Cependant, il y aura beaucoup de beaux jours pour mourir!
6 weeks ago.
Malik Raoulda has replied to Armando Taborda
En attendant ,profitons au maximum mon cher ami.
Bonne soiree.
6 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Malik Raoulda
D'accord!
6 weeks ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Good work...
Have a lovely evening.
6 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Thanks much, June!
6 weeks ago.
cammino
cammino
A melancholic poem!
6 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to cammino
...a melancholic wonder...
6 weeks ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
a tremendous ode to the robin...
6 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Christel Ehretsmann
...I would like to say...to the life itself...
5 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, goandgo!
5 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, buonacoppi!
5 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Je te remercie le fave, Lebojo!
3 weeks ago.