Monday, August 18, 2008

empty pain / vazio agudo

empty pain
i feel full of it
once again

Paulo Leminski / gringocarioca

vazio agudo
ando meio
cheio de tudo

Paulo Leminski (Winterverno)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


“No one came out of there.”
“No one?
“No one.
“Yes! But when I came by, there was one standing there.
“At the door?
“At the door. He stretched out his arms.
“Yes! Because he doesn’t want to let anyone in.
“No one came in there?
“No one.
“The one who stretched out his arms, was he there?
“Yes. Inside.
“I don’t know. He just stretches out his arms so no one can get in.
“Was he sent there so No One can get in? The one who stretches out his arms?
“No. He came and stood there himself and stretched out his arms.
“And No One, No One, No One came out?
“No One, No One.”

(From Sounds, by Wassily Kandinsky. Trans. Elizabeth R. Napier)