Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Ode to Clothing

All my inhibition left me in a flash,
When he robbed me of my clothes,
But his body became my new dress.
Like a bee hovering on a lotus leaf
He was there in my night, on me!

True, the god of love never hesitates!
He is free and determined like a bird
Winging toward the clouds it loves.
Yet I remember the mad tricks he played,
My heart restlessly burning with desire
Was yet filled with fear!


Each morning you’re waiting
My clothing, on a chair
For me to fill you
With my vanity, my love
My hope, my body
I hardly
Have gotten out of sleep
I say goodbye to the water
I enter into your sleeves
My legs look for
The hollowness of your legs
And so embraced
By your tireless faithfulness
I go out to walk in the grass
I enter into poetry
I look through windows
At things
Men, women,
Deeds and struggles
Keep forming me
Keep coming against me
Laboring with my hands
Opening my eyes
Using up my mouth
And so,
I also keep forming you
Poking out your elbows
Snapping your threads
And so your life grows
Into the image of my live.
In the wind
You ripple and rustle
As if you were my soul.
In bad minutes
You stick
To my bones
Empty, through the night
Darkness, sleep
Populate with their fantasies
Your wings and mine.
I ask
If one day
A bullet
From the enemy
Might leave a spot of my blood on you
And then
You would die with me
Or maybe
It won’t all be
So dramatic
But simple
And you’ll just get feeble,
Growing old
With me, with my body
And together
We will enter
The earth.
That’s why
Every day
I greet you
With reverence and then
You embrace me and I forget you
Because we are just one
And we’ll keep going on together
Against the wind, in the night
The streets, or the struggle
One single body
May be, may be, some time will be immobile.

~Octavio Paz


lil' ol karebear said...

This is a perfect moment!

lil' ol karebear said...

Even if you forgot.

lil' ol karebear said...

Mama told me when I was young
Come sit beside me my only son
and listen closely to what I say
and if you do this
It will help you some sunny day
Take your time.. don't live to fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
Go find a woman and you 'll find love
And don't forget son
There is someone up above
and be a simple kind of man
Be something you can love and understand
Be a simple kind of man
Won't you do this for me, my son
If you can?
Forget lust for richman's gold
All that you need is in your soul
And you can do this if you try
All that I want for you ,my son
Is to be satisfied

Boy, don't you worry.. you'll find yourself
Follow your heart and nothing else
And you can do this if you try
All that I want for you my son,
is to be satisfied

..and this bird you can not change!

lil' ol karebear said...

God, i Love this work