quinta-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2008

Poetry X Prose

‘You Campaign in Poetry, But You Govern in Prose’

Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Ana disse...

To acquire a political meaning
you don't even have to be human.
Raw material will do,
or protein feed, or crude oil,

or a conference table whose shape
was quarreled over for months:
Should we arbitrate life and death
at a round table or a square one?

Meanwhile, people perished,
animals died,
houses burned,
and the fields ran wild
just as in times immemorial
and less political."

Wislawa Szymborska, in "View with a Grain of Sand"