… IU IIIUUU IU … – a poem from Radio by Kyn Taniya, translated by David Shook

LAST GASPS OF SLAUGHTERED PIGS IN CHICAGO ILLINOIS ROAR OF NIAGARA FALLS AT THE CANADIAN BORDER KREISLER RISLER D’ANNUNZIO FRANCE ETCETERA AND THE JAZZ BANDS OF VIRGINIA AND TENNESSEE THE ERUPTION OF POPOCATEPETL OVER THE VALLEY OF AMECAMECA AS WELL AS THE ENTRANCE OF THE ENGLISH BATTLESHIPS TO THE DARDANELLES THE NOCTURAL SCREECH OF THE EYGPT SPHYNX LLOYD GEORGE WILSON AND LENIN THE BELLOWS OF THE PLESIOSAUR DIPLODOCUS THAT BATHES EVERY AFTERNOON IN THE PESTILENT QUAGMIRE OF PATAGONIA THE IMPRECATIONS OF GANDHI IN BAGHDAD THE CACOPHONY OF THE BATTLEFIELDS OR OF THE SUNNY SANDS OF SEVILLE THAT GET FED UP WITH GUTS AND WITH BLOOD OF BEASTS AND OF MAN BABE RUTH JACK DEMPSEY AND THE PAINED SHRIEKS OF THE FOOTBALL PLAYERS THAT KILL THEMSELVES ON TIPTOES FOR A BALL

All this now costs no more than a dollar
For a hundred cents you’ll have electric ears
and you’ll be able to fish for the sounds that sway
in the kilometric hammock of the waves

…IU IIIUUU IU…

 

 

ÚLTIMOS SUSPIROS DE MARRANOS DEGOLLADOS EN CHICAGO ILLINOIS ESTRUENDO DE LAS CAIDAS DEL NIAGARA EN LA FRONTERA DE CANADA KREISLER RISLER D’ANNUNZIO FRANCE ETCETERA Y LOS JAZZ BANDS DE VIRGINIA Y TENESI LA ERUPCION DEL POPOCATEPETL SOBRE EL VALLE DE AMECAMECA ASI COMO LA ENTRADA DE LOS ACORAZADOS INGLESES A LOS DARDANELOS EL GEMIDO NOCTURNO DE LA ESFINGE EGIPCIA LLOYD GEORGE WILSON Y LENIN LOS BRAMIDOS DEL PLESIOSAURO DIPLODOCUS QUE SE BAÑA TODAS LAS TARDES EN LOS PANTANOS PESTILENTES DE PATAGONIA LAS IMPRECACIONES DE GANDI EN BAGDAD LA CACOFONIA DE LOS CAMPOS DE BATALLA O DE LAS ASOLEADAS ARENAS DE SEVILLA QUE SE HARTAN DE TRIPAS Y DE SANGRE DE LAS BESTIAS Y DEL HOMBRE BABE RUTH JACK DEMPSEY Y LOS ALARIDOS DOLOROSOS DE LOS VALIENTES JUGADORES DE FUTBOL QUE SE MATAN A PUNTAPIES POR UNA PELOTA

Todo esto no cuesta ya más que un dólar
Por cien centavos tendréis orejas eléctricas
y podréis pescar los sonidos que se mecen
en la hamaca kilométrica de las ondas

… IU IIIUUU IU …


Radio by Kyn Taniya – Wireless Poem in Thirteen Messages & Uncollected Poems

 

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