Wednesday, February 21, 2007

every day at least

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

My inspirations of today:
1. Song: My Lady Blue from my favorite movie Le Grand Bleu

2. Poems: introducing Halina Poswiatowska, Polish Sylvia Plath

i look for you in the cat's soft fur
in rain drops
in fence planks
i lean against a good fence
and sun-spun
-- a fly in a spider's web --
i wait...

in your perfect fingers
I am only a shiver
a song of leaves
under the touch of your warm lips

your fragrance irritates – it says: you exist
your fragrance irritates – it takes the night away
in your perfect fingers
I am the light

I shine with green moons
above the dead darkened day
suddenly you know that my lips are red

– with salty taste the blood flows up –

my lover is not that handsome
and he has quite a temper
but who will paint my sky
in the dark afternoon purple
if I let him go not to come back
my lover has burning lips
and a row of sharp teeth when with laughter
he replies to the challenge of the world
my lover has a mouth which rises
as a crescent over each of my nights
my lover is not tender his eyes
dance in the street's rectangle
he lights a flame in girls
clutching his shadow
I hold my love by the hair
in his shadow a frail blade of grass blossoms
into an April appletree

I am dazed by the beauty of my body.
today I looked at myself with your eyes. discovered
the soft curve of shoulders the tired round breasts which
want to sleep and slowly roll down in spite of themselves.
my legs unfolding offering infinitely up to
the limits absent from what is me and what beyond me
throbs in every leaf in every raindrop.
I saw myself as if through glass in your eyes
looking at me. I felt your hands on the warm tight
skin of my thighs and obeying your command
I stood naked before a huge mirror and then
I covered your eyes not to see and not to feel
the loneliness of my body blossoming with you.

3. Pictures: Dali's self-portrait and Malczewski's Polonia

4. A few reasonable words: I tried to say something reasonable during the group meeting that I had today and I spectacularly failed… So I'd better stay silent for some time now.