segunda-feira, fevereiro 08, 2010

Everyone Was In Love

(Galway Kinnell)

One day, when they were little, Maude and Fergus
appeared in the doorway, naked and mirthful,
with a dozen long garter snakes, draped over
each of them like brand-new clothes.

Snake tails dangled down their backs,
and snake foreparts in various lenghts
fell over their fronts, heads raised
and swaying, alert as cobras. They writhed their dry skins
upon each other, as snakes like doing
in lovemaking, with the added novelty
of caressing soft, smooth, moist human skin.
Maud and Fergus were deliciously pleased with themselves.
The snakes seemed to be tickled too.
We were enchanted. Everyone was in love.
Then Maud drew down off Fergus's shoulder,
as off a tie rack, a peculiarly
lumpy snake and told me to look inside.
Inside that double-hinged jaw, a frog's green
Webbed hind feet were being drawn,
like a diver's, very slowly as if into deepest waters.
Perhaps thinking I might be considering rescue,
Maud said, "Don't. Frog is already elsewhere."

3 comentários:

Charles B. disse...

deliciosamente arrepiante, náo?

Muriel disse...

é bonito, e perturbador também... de onde você tirou isso?

Charles B. disse...

Do mesmo lugar de onde tirei o texto dos lobos mais abaixo, do Book of Beasts.