POETRY ENDS WITH ME

I'm not putting an end to anything
I don't have any illusions about that
I wanted to keep on writing poems
But the inspiration stopped.
Poetry has acquitted itself well
I have conducted myself horribly.

What do I gain by saying
I have acquitted myself well
And poetry has conducted itself badly
When everybody knows I'm to blame?

This is what an imbecile deserves!

Poetry has acquitted itself well
I have conducted myself horribly
Poetry ends with me.

 

translated by Miller Williams
traducido por Miller Williams

 

en: Antipoems: New and Selected (edited by David Unger), New York, New Directions, 1985.

 

 

SISIB - Facultad de Filosofķa y Humanidades - Universidad de Chile