Sunday, August 22, 2010

Last Stop


Last Stop


that my worst enemy
not be the barbarian’s footservant’s verse
or his easy-going memory

that I may choose
a tougher skin for my errant legs,
not one that collapses in a galloping fire

that my words come from a recognizable palace
furnished with truth, joy, and pain

that the most embellished portrait
keep me alive at the last stop of the Orient Express

3 comments:

  1. ¿Has visto Europa de Lars von Trier? Si te gustan los trenes como símbolos o metonimias literarias, creo que esta película la vas a disfrutar mucho.

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  3. Me encanta el tren como metonymy literaria, especialmente efecto de la memoria. En este poema hay varios metonymy.

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