quarta-feira, 1 de abril de 2009

Mark Strand (1934- ), Canadá

MARK STRAND (1934- ) tem uma poesia introspectiva e meditativa que exprime o vazio e a solidão. Seu livro Reasons for Moring é considerado um exemplo de surrealismo americano. Esteve no Brasil como conferencista da Fulbright, em 1965-66. Suas publicações incluem livros de poesia como Sleeping with One Eye Open (1964), Reasons for Moving (1968), Darker (1970), The Story of our Lives (1973), The Late Hour (1978), Selected Poems (1980), The Continuous Life (1990). Entre suas traduções merece destaque Travelling in the Family (1986),com poemas de Carlos Drummond de Andrade.(PARO, Maria Clara Bonetti. A variedade da poesia americana moderna. Estud. av., May/Aug. 1997, vol.11, no.30, p.384-387.)

"From the Long Sad Party "

Mark Strand

Someone was saying
something about shadows covering the field, about
how things pass, how one sleeps towards morning
and the morning goes.
Someone was saying
how the wind dies down but comes back,
how shells are the coffins of wind
but the weather continues.
It was a long night
and someone said something about the moon shedding its
on the cold field, that there was nothing ahead
but more of the same.
Someone mentioned
a city she had been in before the war, a room with two
against a wall, someone dancing, someone watching.
We began to believe
the night would not end.
Someone was saying the music was over and no one had
Then someone said something about the planets, about the
how small they were, how far away.

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