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


  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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