Archivo de la categoría: Poesía norteamericana

Intimation – Ursula K. Le Guin

Why is it I want to cry?
Crow, crow, tell me.

There is a shadow passing by.
The willows call me.

Why would an old woman weep?
Willow, tell me, willow.

Crows went flying through my sleep.
I cry and follow.


Skin – Ursula K. Le Guin

“All around us is the skin,
helping keep our bodies in.”

I’ve known that poem sixty years.
There’s more to it than first appears.

If we were skinless, like a cloud,
would we not mingle with the crowd?

Would not our little bodies be
more boundless even than the sea,

and gaseous as the atmosphere?
Would we be there as well as here?

Would I be you, and you be me,
and both of us mere entropy?

The two it takes to tango need
to be discrete, not just discreet.

The skin, however, does have holes
for letting in and out our souls,

our food, and such necessities.
It is designed to serve and please.

It washes well, but with the years
gets wrinkles, little spots and smears,

and somehow doesn’t seem to fit
as seamlessly as once as it did.

But still it is my nomad’s tent,
my shelter, my integument,

the outside of myself, this thin,
seemingly superficial skin,

that hems me neatly all about,
keeping foreign bodies out,
and keeping me, a while yet, in.

La tigresa – Charles Bukowski

terribles discusiones.
y, al cabo, tranquilamente tumbado
en su amplia cama
que tiene una
colcha roja con bonitos dibujos de flores,
la cabeza el vientre hacia abajo
la cabeza ladeada
rociado por la luz que deja pasar la persiana
mientras ella se baña en silencio en la
otra habitación,
es superior a mis fuerzas,
como la mayoría de las cosas,
escucho música clásica en la pequeña radio,
ella se baña, oigo el chapoteo en el agua.