Saturday, January 25, 2014

For S

Things by Their Name . . .

And if they do not have one?
What is the name of this sadness
you get from the three ascending notes
of The Death of Ase, in this music?

Careful, it is not called The Sadness.
You will have to go the long way
to name it
because it does not exist outside the notes
but nevertheless
the notes are not it. 

Circe Maia
translated from the Spanish by Jesse Lee Kercheval

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