Daily Anxiety: Apokalyptisk poesi

Fick ett tips på twitter från @thomkiraly om Daily Anxiety som är en engelskspråkig blogg fylld till bredden av apokalyptisk poesi. Jag har aldrig varit något större fan av poesi men det här gillar jag verkligen!

Jag låter två dikter tala för sig själva:

fence-post

when our son is four
we take him to the edge of our plot,
fence-posts eroded under swollen river hurry,
our safety washed away

we put him to work alongside us
he’s eager, grinning himself silly as he digs
his tiny little shovel
muddy hole in the earth

the new fence is farther back from the river,
and he asks why, and we tell him
and he asks all of the questions,
and we spend more energy answering than digging

he’s done his hole,
we help him lift that big timber, drop it down
he watches eagerly as we pound it in,
heavy mallets

“there, that’ll keep the bastards out.”

but of course it won’t
nothing will, save this:
the blood in his tiny heart,
the bones in his tiny fist

the fence is secondary:
we’re out here building a warrior
and his family.

Och en annan:

 zombi

after the fall
it will become impossible to distinguish man
from his perversions
for he will shamble without aim or vigor,
eat the flesh of fellow men

sometimes, he will respond to reason,
words, song,
but other times he won’t

there will be unspeakable things,
in the future,
but they will mostly just be unspeakable
because they will be indistinguishable
from everything else

we don’t talk about zombis, in the future
for the same reason we don’t talk about them
today

Jag misstänker även att det kan tänkas finnas en hel del doom&gloom-poesi därute som skulle platsa bra här. Någon som har koll får gärna tipsa i en kommentar eller två.

Tack till @thomkiraly!

Annonser

~ av Jonas på 2012/01/30.

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