Georgia Trouli, Two poems / Γεωργία Τρούλη, Δύο ποιήματα

Γεωργία Τρούλη

AS AN ACCUSATION OR CATEGORY

Sometimes it looks as if a rock
Is chiselling the sea
The sea the fish
The amphibians the earth
Each fire the water
Sometimes
It looks as if love is chiselling
Romance
The foot: distance
Artificial life: death
Each miscarriage:
Childbirth
Sometimes it looks as if
Time is chiselling
Time
And only then
The model
Creating
Man
As an accusation or category
Then a vertical universe
Penetrates itself
In a globe
The circle suffocates
But it includes quadrangles
And a square
Three dimensions
And one in excess
And each dimension
A full stop
And each full stop
The tip of a nose
Which is a semicolon
And follows the beginning
Or dots
Of a previous
End
In the beginning it was a mark
But in the end
Nothing
And
Continuity

***

EXPANSION

All fish fell asleep
The same time
The same time
The same And ⎯ they all turned
Belly up
Floated
And formed a water surface
A solid walk
As if on gravel and rocks
Here a trout’s tummy
Here a whale’s belly
Here a shark’s
Peritoneal cavity
I walk and reach across the way
Here in the non-world
Spread the habitation
Of man
And
Impossibility
They never got to know thirst
The earth alone
Had water
On the mountain peaks
And this solid
In the sky’s
Eyes
And
Beyond

*Τα ποιήματα προέρχονται από τη συλλογή “ακρογωνιαία πορεία στο και”, εκδόσεις ΣΑΙΞΠΗΡΙΚόΝ, Θεσσαλονίκη 2012. Μετάφραση στην Αγγλική: Γιάννης Γκούμας.

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