Texto em que o poeta celebra o amante de vinte e cinco anos

Texto em que o poeta celebra o amante de vinte e cinco anos

a Jannis Birsner

Houve
guerras mais duradouras
que você.
Parabenizo-o pelo sucesso
hoje
de sobreviver a expectativa
de vida
de uma girafa ou morcego,
vaca
velha ou jiboia-constritora,
coruja.
Penguins, ao redor do mundo,
e porcos,
com você concebidos, morrem.
Saturno,
desde que se fechou seu óvulo,
não
circundou o Sol uma vez única.
Stalker
que me guia pelas mil veredas
à Zona,
engatinha ainda outro inverno,
escondo
minha cara no seu peito glabro.
Fosse
possível, assinaria um contrato
com Lem
ou com os irmãos Strugatsky,
roteiristas
de nossos dias, noites futuras;
por trilha
sonora, Diamanda Galás muge
e bale,
crocita e ronrona, forniquemos.
Celebro
a mente sob os seus cabelos,
ereto,
anexado ao seu corpo, o pênis.
Algures,
um porco, seu contemporâneo,
chega
ao cimo de seu existir rotundo,
pergunto,
exausto em suor, se amantes,
de cílios
afinal unidos, contam ovelhas
antes
do sono, eufóricas e prenhas.

 

 

 

 

 

In which the poet celebrates his twenty-five-year-old lover

for Jannis Birsner

Wars
have outlasted your
years.
Congratulations on your success
today
in exceeding the life
expectancy
of a giraffe or bat,
cow,
boa constrictor,
or owl.
Around the world, penguins
and pigs,
conceived at the same time as you, are dying.
Saturn
has not circled the sun even
once
since you were a fertilized egg.
Stalker
who guides me along the thousand trails
to the Zone,
another winter begins to crawl,
I bury
my face in your hairless chest.
If I could,
I’d sign a contract
with Lem
or the Strugatsky brothers,
screenwriters
for our days and future nights;
for the soundtrack,
Diamanda Galás bellows
and bleats,
caws and purrs, we fornicate.
I celebrate
the mind beneath your hair,
the penis,
attached to your body, erect.
Somewhere,
a pig, your contemporary,
reaches
the zenith of his rotund
existence,
I wonder, exhausted in sweat, if lovers,
eyelashes
at last united, count sheep
before
sleep, euphoric and pregnant.

 

translation: Hilary Kaplan

 

 

 

 

 

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