Education by Stone: Selected Poems (Bilingual Edition)
João Cabral de Melo Neto, Richard Zenith
think making poems the way in which an architect designs structures or an engineer builds bridges. Such was once the ambition of João Cabral de Melo Neto. even though an excellent admirer of the thing-rich poetries of Francis Ponge and of Marianne Moore, what him much more, as he remarked in his reputation speech for the 1992 Neustadt foreign Prize for Literature, was once "the exploration of the materiality of words," the "rigorous building of (. . .) lucid gadgets of language." His poetry, tough as stone and light-weight as air, is like no different.
residence with out attachments, a home of only one tale. And in simple terms the a part of a home enclosed through the stucco partitions. nobody ever used the backyard, less the encircling backyard. Too small to be a resort, it’s extra like a boardinghouse, with a cemetery foyer simply large enough to carry these few citizens who, coming the following, refused the privilege of urban cemeteries in cemetery towns. A palavra seda A atmosfera que te envolve atinge tais atmosferas que transforma muitas coisas que te.
over excited, lifeless: — He’s one empty coffin inside of one other. — A demise of vacancy is what’s carried inside of: — and because the dying is empty, it has no insides. — He can’t also be the contents of the rented coffin: — for the reason that he's empty, at such a lot he’ll be the liner. — The burial of a mill employee is the burial of a coconut: — A handful of wrappings round a hole center. 20 — The sugar mill employee lifeless and within the flooring: — every thing pitches in to complete him off speedy. — Black.
Refechar o homem: na capela útero, com confortos de matriz, outra vez feto. story of an Architect structure: the paintings of creating doorways to open up — the development of openness; development to not isolate and confine nor to close up secrets and techniques, yet development each door an open door — construction homes made simply of doorways and roofs. Architect: the one that opens to guy (in open homes all will be cleansed) doors-leading-to, by no means doors-against; doorways for liberating: air gentle certain cause. 2.
Even “where guy starts / in that guy” (The puppy with no Feathers). If there has been any lingering cognizance during this dehumanizing atmosphere, it belonged to not guy yet to the river, credited with realizing how the river dwellers “wither / even past / their private rubble.” Rubble — beaten stone — rather than a soul. one other lengthy poem, O Rio (1954; The River), used to be narrated by way of the Capibaribe itself, being a chronicle of the adventure it makes from its resource to Recife, the capital of Pernambuco,.
Berceo’s Catechism The Waters of Recife The structure of Sugarcane Rilke in New Poems The Autograph Proust and His booklet fromA ESCOLA DAS FACAS / the college OF KNIVES (1980) Plantation Boy Horácio The Voice of the Canefield fortress Orange, Itamaracá The Voice of the Coconut Grove the college of Knives The Sandbank at Sirinhaém Sugarcane lady Sugarcane and the Eighteenth Century fromAGRESTES / tough & impolite (1985) The not anything that's Banks & Cathedrals Renewed Homage to Marianne.