Oficio de poeta / Víctor Valera Mora

Poet’s Task

                                                            To Ismael Medina

Ethical is the poet’s path on this earth
though not the one who puts an index finger to his lips
but rather in the tremendous and dazzling
glow of freedom and revolt
because you can’t be happy
when you breathe
amidst a bunch of wretches
you have to live aggressively
vindicate the whetstone
for when the time comes
for the fierce and beautiful feast of knives

70 poemas stalinistas (1979)

{ Víctor Valera Mora, Obras completas, Caracas: Fondo Editorial Fundarte, 1994 }

No comments: