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

Gosto, Armando
3 months ago. Edited 3 months 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!
3 months ago.
J.Garcia has replied to Armando Taborda
Concordo, Armando
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to J.Garcia
:)
3 months ago.
Criss
Criss
une belle découverte pour moi Armando!

j'adore le tout!
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Criss
Une belle découverte pour moi aussi, Chris!
3 months ago.
Thérèse
Thérèse
Dernière jouissance ! Se faire inincinerer! Va falloir l'indiquer sur les dernières volontés ...
J'aime bien ce NB
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Thérèse
Pas d'incinération, Thérèse! Ce sont les oiseaux et le ciel qui mangent le cadavre.
3 months 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 !
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Thérèse
les vautours sont nombreux et mangent vite :))
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months ago.
Malik Raoulda has replied to Armando Taborda
En attendant ,profitons au maximum mon cher ami.
Bonne soiree.
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Malik Raoulda
D'accord!
3 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Good work...
Have a lovely evening.
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Thanks much, June!
3 months ago.
cammino
cammino
A melancholic poem!
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to cammino
...a melancholic wonder...
3 months ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
a tremendous ode to the robin...
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Christel Ehretsmann
...I would like to say...to the life itself...
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, goandgo!
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, buonacoppi!
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Je te remercie le fave, Lebojo!
2 months ago.