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Tuesday, 21 April 2009

SAKUTAÖ HAGIWARA II

To is unpenetrated darknesses we have no ligth to holds the mirror up to nature,
he feell out the invisibles shapes and shows images , shining visons , golden spots ,
perhaps distordes but auhtentic versions of the terrible nature of his vision and
of the staggering beauty of his language. Hagiwara has left for man's enlightenment
poems of the dark that will last as long as light and darkness.








SHIAMAMOTO-PARABOLIC TRAJECTORY BEFORE REACHING THE CANVAS--- 5 M LONG

Grass Stem


Look at the grass-stem shawled
Against the nip of winter
In such a flimsy wrap.



O mark that little splinter,
So delicate and sad,
Which all the winter shook
Blue in its fibre shawl.


Look at the grass-stem.
Look.


Beyond a far-off sky
That sags with laggard snow
The grass exhilarates,
Its greenness to grow.



Visage sick to the bottom of the earth

(Hurler to the Moon (1917))



In the depths of the earth there is a face,

A face of a patient alone.



In the darkness at the bottom of the earth

Gently push the stems of herbs,

Appear nests of rats

, Began to shake the hair innumerable

Who are involved,

Push bamboo fine roots green




They grow,

And they seem quite grim,

As if they smoked,

Really evil.

In the darkness at the bottom of the earth,

There is a face of a patient alone.

Hurler to the Moon (1917)