Thursday, September 20, 2012

On Getting Through It


Tonight

By: Elfriede Jelinek
 
carved from nuts, rowena murray’s lockets celebrate childhood whimsy ecouterre
 
Translated By Michael Hofmann

tonight
my sparrows
let go
the snow
into fields of carnations swollen with anger.

tonight
the three popes
proclaim
the revolution
against teenage television.

seals smash
their heads
bloody
their heads
on the elevators
the paternoster elevators
which delays the holding of their conference.

tonight
my sister
the wind's bride
gives blood
for the cello
of the jericho desert
which prompts the trombones
to hold a protest meeting.

tonight
I hang your lips
like birdseed
outside my door
and observe
through the window
their death-struggle
with the she vulture.

tonight
let go
the snow
-About the necklace: carved from nuts, rowena murray’s lockets celebrate childhood whimsy ecouterre

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