Friday, August 31, 2012

when the chair speaks

Beloved be the ones who sit down.
Beloved be the one who works by the day, by the month, by the hour.
Beloved be the one who sweats out of pain or out of shame.
The person who goes, at the order of his hands, to the movies.
The one who pays with what he does not have...
The one who sleeps on his back.
The one who no longer remembers his childhood.
Beloved be the one who sits down.

--cesar vallejo [from the poem stumble between two stars.  translation was the inspiration for the film songs from the second floor [2000]]


At 8:52 PM, Blogger John B-R said...

Bet Clint didn't know anything about this ...

At 10:35 PM, Blogger richard lopez said...

clint was florid that night, wasn't he, speaking to empty air and having it talk back to him.


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