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Dawn by Federico García Lorca

Dawn
Federico García Lorca  

Dawn in New York has
four pillars of muck
and a hurricane of black pigeons
splashing in the putrid waters.

Dawn in New York moans
on the immense staircases
searching between the corners
for spikenards of depicted anguish.

Dawn arrives and no one receives it in his mouth
because neither morning nor hope are possible:
at times furiously swarming coins
perforate and devour abandoned children.

The first to arise know in their bones
there will be neither paradise nor leafless loves:
they know the muck of numbers and laws awaits them,
of simple-minded games, of fruitless labor.

The light is buried by chains and noises
in a shameless challenge to rootless science.
Insomniacs stagger around in each district
like refugees from a shipwreck of blood.

 

Willard Bohn, translation

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Today’s Haiku (April 1, 2015) | Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

春暁や雨のあらひし松の幹  久保田万太郎

shungyô ya ame no araishi matsu no miki

            spring dawn—

            a pine tree’s trunk

            washed by rain

                                                Mantaro Kubota

Fay Aoyagi, translator

from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006

Fay’s Note:  Mantaro Kubota (1889-1963)

Today’s Haiku (April 1, 2015) | Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi).

[HD] “O’Holy Night” – Patti Smith

Bamboo and Plum Blossom: Sho Ka (1991)

Black! crow standing in his eye all eternity

Long shadows draw

Wild winds abate In morning’s first light A

broken teahouse

Bursting open The rose dawn fills My empty

universe

No barrier now Lofty mountain to one

Riding the wind.

–  Sho Ka, 1991

Bamboo and Plum Blossom: Sho Ka (1991).

Patti Smith – “Mother Rose” – Teatro delle Rocce, Gavorrano (GR)

Oh, Bad Blues: Larkin, Plath, Donne, Bessie Smith, & The Metaphysical Dilemma of Radical Narcissism – Montevidayo

Oh, Bad Blues: Larkin, Plath, Donne, Bessie Smith, & The Metaphysical Dilemma of Radical Narcissism – Montevidayo.