Biography, Translation of Carlos Bousono’s poem: Biographia


Biography, Translation of Carlos Bousono’s poem : Biographia
 
(from the collection : Oda en la ceniza, 1967)
 
Born.
Went out.
Prepared (or qualified) himself.
Returned.
Opened the door and closed it.
Looked about.
Went out.
Put on his thinking cap.
Came back.
Switched on
the light which he later put out.
Very carefully took
an apple which he didn’t eat,
and chose
a chair on which he sat.
Didn’t look about himself :
Re-prepared himself.
Went for a walk. Returned.
Breathed out
and disappeared.
 
© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2013

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