quisi-cosa

quisi-cosa




viernes, mayo 11, 2007
Rainer Maria Rilke: Elegias de Duino (1914)



(fragmento de la Décima Elegía, en inglés se lee mejor)

. . .

The young man walks farther on. Maybe he's in love with a young
Lament . . . He follows her into the fields. She says:
"It's far. We live out there."
Where? And the young man
follows. He's moved by her ways: her shoulders, her neck-
maybe she comes from a noble family. But he leaves her
turns back,
looks around, waves . . . What's the use? She's only a Lament.

Only those who die young, those in their first
moments of timeless serenity, just being weaned,
follow her lovingly. She waits for girls
and befriends them. Gently she shows them
what she's wearing: pearls of pain
and the fine-spun vails of patience.
With young men she walks silently.

. . .

2:24 a. m.



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